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

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.

Taxonomy

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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