Scientific Name: Pernis ptilorhyncus Common Name: Oriental Honey-buzzard Other Name: Crested honey buzzard
Identifying Features: brown body, short black beak with yellow base, yellow feet
- True to its name, this species is a raider of wasp and bee nests, although it prefers bee and wasp larvae over their honey.
- It breeds in Asia from central Siberia east to Japan. It is a summer migrant to Siberia, wintering in tropical Southeast Asia.
This image was clicked by Longfellow You – via Flickr.
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