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Flying Eagle Preserve
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Accipitriformes > Accipitridae

Oriental Honey-buzzard

Pernis ptilorhynchus

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Identification

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A large raptor of lowland and montane broadleaf and mixed forests, this species is well-known for its tendency to congregate in large flocks of up to the thousands during migration. While showing considerable plumage variation throughout its range, the unusually small and slender head combined with a long striped tail and broad wings with prominently striped underparts make this species fairly recognizable anywhere. True to its name, this species is a raider of wasp and bee nests, although it forges more frequently on bee and wasp larvae instead of their honey.

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