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honey buzzard

a long-tailed Old World hawk, Pernis apivorus, that feeds on the larvae of bees as well as on small rodents, reptiles, and insects.
Origin of honey buzzard
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Fifteen years ago the honey buzzard was a breeding species in England, and had doubtless been so for thousands of years.

    Birds and Man W. H. Hudson
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honey buzzard

a common European bird of prey, Pernis apivorus, having broad wings and a typically dull brown plumage with white-streaked underparts: family Accipitridae (hawks, buzzards, etc). It feeds on grubs and honey from bees' nests
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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