European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
Pernis is a genus of medium-sized broad-winged birds of prey.
They breed in woodland, and are often inconspicuous except when displaying.
The members of this genus have plumage which mimics that of juvenile common buzzards or of Spizaetus hawk-eagles. It has been suggested that the similarity has arisen as a partial protection against predation by larger raptors such as goshawks, which may be wary about attacking what appears to be a better-protected species with stronger bill and talons than the honey buzzards actually possess.
European Honey Buzzard (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pernis apivorus) Barred Honey Buzzard (Wallace, 1868) (Pernis celebensis) Crested Honey Buzzard (Temminck, 1821) (Pernis ptilorhynchus)