European Honey Buzzard
Pernis apivorus
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The upper European honey buzzard was photographed in Msumbugwe Forest (4-06). The 2nd, 3rd and bottom right photos (Morogoro) ane courtesy of Lily Shallom. The 4th row photos of a juvenile (Mikumi, 12-20) are courtesy of Steve Clark. The 5th row photos were taken in the Serengeti (10-10), courtesy of Joost Dijkers. The 6th row bird in flight was seen at Mambo (10-11), courtesy of Valéry Schollaert. The bottom photos of a pale female (Mkomazi, 5-22) are courtesy of Kim Axmann.

Dr. Louis A. Hansen has provided a series of honey buzzard photos - all taken in Denmark during migration (August/September 2009). These are the birds which cross Tanzania on their way to wintering further south and west. Click here to see a slideshow of these photos.

Included in the slideshow:
- 1cy: (first calender year) birds: identified by the (very bright) yellow cere, no dark trailing edge to the wing, and the flight feathers (below) are shaded and have many bands. The 1cy birds come in three colour phases: white (cream), chestnut and dark brown.
- Adult females: in general females are darker below, have shaded flight feathers (like 1cy), and have brown faces, cap and throat/chin.
- Adult males: usually are lighter coloured and have grey cap. They occur in three phases: dark brown, light brown, and cream/white. They have few bands but no shading on the flight feathers and primaries.

Satellite Tracking[1]

Satellite Tracking[2]

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-24 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Dr. Louis A. Hansen, Joost Dijkers, Valéry Schollaert, Steve Clark
Lily Shallom, Kim Axmann

Last Update this page: 5-21-22