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pernis ptilorhynchus. The Oriental Honey Buzzard or Crested Ho...
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Image #: DSC_9682-20001
Species: pernis ptilorhynchus
Location: Marudi, Sarawak
Description: The Oriental Honey Buzzard or Crested Honey Buzzard are migratory raptors, traveling great distances during the winter in search of warmer climate. Feeding mainly on bee and wasp larvae, they possess hard scale-like feathers around their head and legs to protect themselves from being stung when feeding. These migratory birds of prey have often been used as indicators to reflect environmental and ecosystem changes.