Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Oriental Honey-buzzard

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus

Described by: Temminck (1821)
Alternate common name(s): Crested Honey Buzzard, Crested Honey-buzzard, Asian Honey-buzzard, Asiatic Honey-buzzard, Eastern Honey-buzzard, Siberian Honey Buzzard, Siberian Honey-buzzard, Indian Honey Buzzard, Indian Honey-buzzard, Malaysian Honey Buzzard, Malaysian Honey-buzzard, Javan Honey Buzzard, Javan Honey-buzzard, Palawan Honey Buzzard, Palawan Honey-buzzard, Philippine Honey Buzzard, Philippine Honey-buzzard
Old scientific name(s): Pernis ptilorhyncus, Pernis ptilorhyncus


Malaysia - Oct, 2002 © Harold Stiver  Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India - Mar 25, 2005 © Jugal Tiwari  Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India - Mar 25, 2005 © Jugal Tiwari  Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore - 2003 © Paul Huang 
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C. to e. Asia; Se. Asia;
Two main populations;
(1) E. Siberia from the upper Ob River and Yenisei River e. through Transbaicalia to Amurland, Ussuriland and Sakhalin Is., ne. China (e. Heilungkiang, Liaoning, Hopeh), Japan (Hokkaido to c. Honshu) and possibly Korea.
Winters to Burma, China and Taiwan.
(2) Pakistan and India to Assam and Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, nw. Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and sw. China.
(3) Malaysia, s. Thailand, Sumatra, Siberut Is. and Borneo.
(4) Java.
(5) Cw. Philippines (Palawan).
(6) Philippines (Luzon, Catanduanes, Cebu, Negros, Mindanao and Basilan).


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


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