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Alternative name: Sulawesi Honey Buzzard

Photo by James Eaton
PICOP, Mindanao, The Philippines, February 2005
Pernis celebensis

Identification

Adult

  • Black crown and nape
  • Short crest on nape
  • Sepia upper parts and upper wings
  • Buff streaks on upper back
  • Brown to black tail with a broad pale brown band
  • Sides of the head are streaked with sepia and pale brown
  • White throat and chin narrowly streaked with black, broad black median line and black edges
  • Buff upper breast streaked with dark brown
  • Barred white and dark brown lower breast, belly and under-wing coverts
  • Yellow to brown eyes
  • Yellow cere and feet
  • Bill black above, and horn coloured at base of lower mandible

Immatures are much paler brown above than the adult; pale sepia with paler edges.

Similar species

Plumage of both adult and immature is similar to Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle

Distribution

Sulawesi, Muna, Butung and Peleng islands. Resident.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Philippine Honey Buzzard was recently split from this species.

Habitat

Tropical forest.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes bees and their honey-combs.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2020. IOC World Bird List (v 10.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.10.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/

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