Honey Buzzard

The Honey Buzzard is not a true buzzard at all, this very variable relative of the kites specialises in raiding nests of Bees and Wasps, using it’s feet to dig out the Larvae and in the case of Bees, the waxy honeycombs. Adults are typically greyish above, with dark trailing edges on the wings, three dark tail bands, whitish below with bold tiger stripes and dark wrist patches. Juveniles are browner. Elusive when breeding, Honey Buzzards are more often seen on migration at narrow sea crossings like the strait of Gibraltar.

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