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|Oriental Honey Buzzard |
(Pernis ptilorhyncus) 凤头蜂鹰
Size: 50 cm
Plumage varies from dark brown to almost white; look instead for flight silhouette with diagnostic long neck and tail, and fairly long wings.
Silent during migration; a high-pitched call during breeding.
Occurs in all type of forested habitat, from sub-mountain rainforest (residents) to open woodlands (migratory birds). It moves about singly, but will form flocks during peak migration. It has a unique preference for raiding beehives and feeding on larvae inside.
Common winter visitor throughout Singapore, including north offshore islands.
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