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- n. A bird of prey in the family Accipitridae; Pernis apivorus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a bird related to the kites, of the genus Pernis. The European species is Pernis apivorus; the Indian or crested honey buzzard is Pernis ptilorhyncha. They feed upon honey and the larvæ of bees. Called also bee hawk, bee kite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Old World hawk that feeds on bee larvae and small rodents and reptiles
The species was historically assumed to include honey in its diet, due to the fact that it broke open and fed from honeycombs (Wiktionary)