European honey buzzard

European honey buzzard

Pernis apivorus

The European honey buzzard, also known as the pern or common pern, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. The European honey buzzard is a summer migrant to a relatively small area in the western Palearctic from most of Europe to as far east as southwestern Siberia. The eastern area boundary is not yet known exactly, it is thought to be in the Tomsk–Novosibirsk–Barnaul area. It is seen in a wide range of habitats, but generally prefers woodland and exotic plantations. It migrates to tropical Africa for European winters.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition


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2. European honey buzzard on The IUCN Red List site -
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