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 for Pernis apivorus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honey \Hon"ey\ (h[u^]n"[y^]), n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig;
     akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel.
     hunang, Sw. h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust,
     Skr. ka[.n]a grain.]
     1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from
        flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the
        honeycomb.
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     2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.
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              The honey of his language.            --Shak.
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     3. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment. --Chaucer.
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              Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus. --Shak.
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     Note: Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of
           compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or
           honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust.
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     Honey+ant+(Zool.),+a+small+ant+({Myrmecocystus+melliger">Honey ant (Zool.), a small ant ({Myrmecocystus melliger),
        found in the Southwestern United States, and in Mexico,
        living in subterranean formicares. There are larger and
        smaller ordinary workers, and others, which serve as
        receptacles or cells for the storage of honey, their
        abdomens becoming distended to the size of a currant.
        These, in times of scarcity, regurgitate the honey and
        feed the rest.
  
     Honey badger (Zool.), the ratel.
  
     Honey bear. (Zool.) See Kinkajou.
  
     Honey buzzard (Zool.), 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 larv[ae] of
        bees. Called also bee hawk, bee kite.
  
     Honey guide (Zool.), one of several species of small birds
        of the family Indicatorid[ae], inhabiting Africa and the
        East Indies. They have the habit of leading persons to the
        nests to wild bees. Called also honeybird, and
        indicator.
  
     Honey harvest, the gathering of honey from hives, or the
        honey which is gathered. --Dryden.
  
     Honey kite. (Zool.) See Honey buzzard (above).
  
     Honey locust (Bot.), a North American tree ({Gleditschia
        triacanthos), armed with thorns, and having long pods
        with a sweet pulp between the seeds.
  
     Honey month. Same as Honeymoon.
  
     Honey weasel (Zool.), the ratel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buzzard \Buz"zard\ (b[u^]z"z[~e]rd), n.[O.E. busard, bosard, F.
     busard, fr. buse, L. buteo, a kind of falcon or hawk.]
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     1. (Zool.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to
        the genus Buteo and related genera.
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     2. (Zool.) In the United States, a term used for the turkey
        vulture ({Cathartes aura}), and sometimes
        indiscriminately to any vulture.
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     Note: The Buteo vulgaris is the common buzzard of Europe.
           The American species (of which the most common are
           Buteo borealis, Buteo Pennsylvanicus, and Buteo
           lineatus) are usually called hen hawks. -- The
           rough-legged buzzard, or bee hawk, of Europe ({Pernis
           apivorus) feeds on bees and their larv[ae], with other
           insects, and reptiles. -- The moor buzzard of Europe is
           Circus [ae]ruginosus. See Turkey buzzard, and
           Carrion buzzard.
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     Bald buzzard, the fishhawk or osprey. See Fishhawk.
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     2. A blockhead; a dunce.
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              It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not
              be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a
              buzzard.                              --Goldsmith.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Pernis apivorus
      n 1: Old World hawk that feeds on bee larvae and small rodents
           and reptiles [syn: honey buzzard, Pernis apivorus]

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