Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Western Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus) - HBW 2, p. 111

French: Bondrée apivore German: Wespenbussard Spanish: Abejero Europeo
Other common names: European/Eurasian Honey-buzzard

Taxonomy: Falco apivorus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Forms superspecies with P. ptilorhyncus, with which sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution: Europe and W Asia, from Spain, France, SE England and E Scandinavia through W Russia and Caucasus to R Ob in SW Siberia. Winters mostly in Africa S of Sahara.