Crested Honey Buzzard / Oriental Honey Buzzard

Crested Honey Buzzard / Oriental Honey Buzzard, Photographed at Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is located between Bhandara district and Gondia district of Maharashtra. The crested honey buzzard is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles and harriers. This species is also known as the Oriental honey buzzard. It has a long tail and a short head crest. It is brown above, but not as dark as honey buzzard, and paler below. There is a dark throat stripe. Unusually for a large bird of prey, the sexes can be distinguished. The male has a blue-grey head, while the female’s head is brown. She is slightly larger and darker than the male.

 

Photograph ID: _MG_2680 Crested Honey Buzzard / Oriental Honey Buzzard

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