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Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus   - Female
Oriental Honey-buzzard
Photographer : © Nikhil Devasar
Location :Sultanpur National Park, Haryana, India
Date : 15 May 2005
English synonyms:Oriental Honey Buzzard, Asian Honey-buzzard, Asiatic Honey-buzzard, Crested Honey-buzzard, Crested Honey Kite, Eastern Honey-buzzard, Indian Honey-buzzard (ruficollis), Javan Honey-buzzard (ptilorhyncus), Malaysian Honey-buzzard (torquatus), Palawan Honey-buzzard (palawanensis), Philippine Honey-buzzard (philippensis), Siberian Honey-buzzard (orientalis), Eurasian Honey-buzzard, Honey-buzzard, Oriental Honeybuzzard, Crested Honeybuzzard, Sunda Honeybuzzard, Sunda Honey-buzzard, Sunda Honey Buzzard
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Initially it was thought that this bird was a juvenile Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus and other suggestions included Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus. The consensus finally emerged that it was a young or pale female Oriental Honey-buzzard due to the relatively small head and slim neck, the rudimentary crest, yellowish cere and tarsi (the latter lacking the shaggy feathering of Booted Eagle and not grey like Short-toed Eagle), the long slit-shaped nostril. - Ed.