Western Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus) - HBW 2, p. 111
French: Bondrée apivore
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
Bird eating wasp larvae from a wasp nest Locality Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Province, South Africa
jmdebruyn 7 March 2013 19 weeks ago 26 sec 4.9
An adult brooding. Locality Sistema Central, Madrid, Spain
Javier Ortas 24 July 2008 4 years ago 31 sec 4.4
An adult feeding it chick at the nest. Locality Sistema Central, Madrid, Spain
Javier Ortas 24 July 2008 4 years ago 31 sec 4.3
A bird on a branch. Locality Sistema Central, Madrid, Spain
Javier Ortas 24 June 2008 4 years ago 31 sec 4.2
a bird looking for preys after harvesting Locality Rambouillet Forest, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Alain Beaufils 4 August 2009 4 years ago 31 sec 3.8
Juvenile on a road : note yellow base of the bill, dark eye Locality Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France (Monotypic species)
Alain Fossé 17 September 2010 3 years ago 10 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 24 photos
Locality Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 2 May 2010 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Ketura, Arava Valley, Israel
Lior Kislev 28 April 2012 1 year ago 4.6
Young, light morph, flying.
Locality Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 18 September 2009 3 years ago 4.3
during spring migration
Locality Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 2 May 2010 3 years ago 4.2
An adult in the hand.
Locality Camarasa, Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Alberto Soria 3 years ago 4.2
Western Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
Jacques Erard 20 May 2009 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 4.1
A bird calling. The two typical calls. Locality Rambouillet Forest, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Julien Rochefort 12 August 2009 4 years ago 4
A bird calling in flight. The two different typical calls. Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France
Julien Rochefort 13 August 2004 4 years ago 4