Definition of Honey buzzard

1. Noun. Old World hawk that feeds on bee larvae and small rodents and reptiles.

Exact synonyms: Pernis Apivorus
Generic synonyms: Hawk
Group relationships: Genus Pernis, Pernis

Definition of Honey buzzard

1. Noun. A bird of prey in the family ''Accipitridae''; ''Pernis apivorus''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honey Buzzard

honey-pot ant
honey-pot ants
honey badger
honey badgers
honey bear
honey bears
honey bee
honey bees
honey bell
honey berry
honey bun
honey bunny
honey buzzard (current term)
honey cake
honey crisp
honey dipper
honey dippers
honey do list
honey eater
honey fungus
honey gland
honey guide
honey locust
honey locusts
honey mesquite
honey mushroom
honey oil

Literary usage of Honey buzzard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1847)
"On the Habits of the honey buzzard in Confinement. By GORDON Jos. FORSTER, Esq. The honey buzzard now in my possession was wounded in the wing, ..."

2. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1851)
"... it has been well observed by Mr. Macgillivray that the term 'honey buzzard' should be set aside for 'Bee Hawk,' as the bird does not feed on the honey, ..."

3. A History of British Birds by William YARRELL, Howard Saunders, Alfred Newton (1874)
"Tarsi short, half-plumed, the rest reticulated; toes of moderate length and strength; the claws slender and only slightly curved. THE HONEY-BUZZARD is a ..."

4. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"honey buzzard, Br. ZooL 1. No. 56.—Id. fol. 67- t. A. 4. and A. + 4- —Lath. Syn. 1. p. 52—Sup. p. 14—A/bin. 1. t. 2—Mont. Ornith. Diet. Arct. ZooL 2. p. ..."

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