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European Honey-Buzzard Pernis apivorus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): European Honey Buzzard, European Honey-buzzard, Crested Honey Buzzard, Crested Honey-buzzard, Western Honey-buzzard, Honey-buzzard, Eurasian Honey Buzzard
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Agia Sotira, Kozani, Greece - Aug, 2003 © Nick Kontonicolas  near Paris, France - Jul 14, 2004 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Syria - Apr 29, 2006 © Aurélien Audevard  Israel - May, 1996 © W. S. Clark 
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W. Europe to c. Asia;
Europe from the s. British Isles, s. and ne. Scandinavia e. across nw. and c. Russia to sw. Siberia (upper Ob River and upper Irtysh River) and s. in n. Mediterranean basin (Corsica), n. and w. Turkey and n. Iran to Transcaucasus.
Migrant at Hortobagy National Park, Hungary, Zubiya Wildlife Reserve, Jerash, Jordan.
Winters in s. Europe to Iran and e. and s. Africa (Kenyan highlands e. of Rift Valley and along coast).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Frans van der Veen
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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