869423 m
European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae

Perninae is a subfamily of medium-sized broad-winged birds of prey. These are birds of warmer climates, although the Pernis species (European honey buzzard and crested honey buzzard) have a more extensive range.

Several of the species in this group eat mainly insects, and the honey-buzzards are specialist feeders on wasp larvae. Reptiles are also taken by several birds in this group.

Several authorities consider Gypaetinae to be within or even synonymous with Perninae.


Genus: Aviceda
 African Cuckoo-hawk (Swainson, 1837) (Aviceda cuculoides)
 Jerdon's Baza (Blyth, 1842) (Aviceda jerdoni)
 Black Baza (Dumont, 1820) (Aviceda leuphotes)
 Madagascar Cuckoo-hawk (Smith, 1834) (Aviceda madagascariensis)
 Pacific Baza (Gould, 1838) (Aviceda subcristata)
Genus: Henicopernis
 Black Honey Buzzard (Gurney, 1882) (Henicopernis infuscatus)
 Long-tailed Honey Buzzard (Garnot, 1828) (Henicopernis longicauda)
Genus: Pernis
 European Honey Buzzard (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pernis apivorus)
 Barred Honey Buzzard (Wallace, 1868) (Pernis celebensis)
 Crested Honey Buzzard (Temminck, 1821) (Pernis ptilorhynchus)
Genus: Leptodon
 Gray-headed Kite (Latham, 1790) (Leptodon cayanensis)
 White-collared Kite (Swann, 1922) (Leptodon forbesi)
Genus: Chondrohierax
 Hook-billed Kite (Temminck, 1822) (Chondrohierax uncinatus)
 Cuban Kite (Cassin, 1847) (Chondrohierax wilsonii)
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