Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Oriental Honey‑buzzard Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pernis ptilorhynchus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Honey Buzzard, Honey Kite, Crested Honey-Buzzard
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Oriental Honey-buzzard is a greyish-brown raptor with a small head and narrow neck (adult bird length approximately 68 cm, wing 40 cm, bill 3.9 cm, tarsus 5.2 cm, tail 25 cm). Its female is larger than the male. It feeds on honey, larvae of bees, large insects, mice and young birds. The crested honey buzzard breeds in woodland habitats and displays wing clapping during mating season. It performs roller coasting flight and fluttering wings during its ascent, characteristics of the Pernis genus. The breeding season varies across regions, occurring from June to mid-September in central Siberia, April to August in Japan, and April to June (starting in February in South India) in India. The nest is a stick platform lined with leaves, located at heights of 10–28 m in conifers or 6–20 m in trees like banyan or mango. Females lay two eggs with variable colors and incubation lasts 4–5 weeks. Chicks fledge in 5–6 weeks and become independent after 58 weeks, with both parents sharing the rearing duties.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:LIN Wen-Horn(www.xeno-canto.org/LIN Wen-Horn), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.