A bird of prey in household Accipitridae; Pernis apivorus.
a bird related to the kites, of the genus Pernis. The European species is Pernis apivorus; the Indian or crested honey buzzard is Pernis ptilorhyncha. They feed upon honey and the larvæ of bees. Called also bee hawk, bee kite.
Old World hawk that feeds on bee larvae and small rats and reptiles