honey-buzzard

honey buzzard

noun
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:
1665–75

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honey buzzard
 
n
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

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