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Honey Buzzard
Pernis apivorus

Map of the common names

Size (L 60 cm) and coloration like Buzzard (Buteo buteo), but has wider wings, smaller head and narrower neck. During breeding season, the Honey Buzzard occupaies open areas for hunting, nearby forests where the nest is built. Feeds mostly on insects, but also small birds. Migrant.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
There are a number of threats: hunting, especially during migration, deterioration of habitat and declining prey stock due to pesticides and climate changes.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population :
23,000 / 40,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos


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