EUROPEAN HONEY BUZZARD

(Pernis aviporus)

Also known as  Honey Buzzard

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Roberts VI / VII 130 / 346
Clements 2000 30.0110
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
30-10

 

A medium to large bird (54 cm to 60 cm) which breeds in the Holarctic to Indonesia. In southern Africa it is a rare but regular non breeding migrant to the east and north east. A solitary bird which hunts from the perch or from the ground, it lives off wasp larvae and other insects

 

List of Stamps showing European Honey Buzzard

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Alderney 0188   2002 40p
Alderney 0191 ms   2002 40p
Angola 1111 1058 1996 1500k
Cyprus (Turkey) 450 0456 1997 100000l
Gibraltar 598 0554 1988 32p
Gibraltar     2008 1
Mali     1999 460f
Malta (WWF) 898 0864 1991 4c
Monaco 2110 2111 1993 5f
Netherlands 1772m   1995 160c
Vietnam Republic 2181 2917 1998 400d