Definition of Pernis apivorus

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

Exact synonyms: Honey Buzzard
Generic synonyms: Hawk
Group relationships: Genus Pernis, Pernis



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pernis Apivorus

Perlish
Perls
Perls' Prussian blue stain
Perls' test
Perlsian
Perm
Permalloy
Permian
Permian period
Permians
Permic
Pernambuco
Pernik
Pernis
Pernis apivorus
Pernod
Pernot furnace
Pernot furnaces
Pernyi moth
Pernyi moths
Perodicticus
Perodicticus potto
Perognathus
Perognathus flavescens
Perognathus flavus
Perognathus hispidus
Peromyscus eremicus
Peromyscus gossypinus
Peromyscus leucopus

Literary usage of Pernis apivorus

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1878)
"pernis apivorus, Honey Buzzard.—This bird is also a female, and its plumage is remarkably dark in colour. It was shot near Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire, ..."

2. The Nests and Eggs of British Birds: When and where to Find Them : Being a by Charles Dixon (1894)
"The Honey Buzzard (pernis apivorus] appears never to have been a very abundant species in the British Islands, although it was certainly known by Willughby ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1878)
"pernis apivorus, Honey Buzzard.—This bird is also a female, and its plumage is remarkably dark in colour. It was shot near Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire, ..."

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