- 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