Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Order - Accipitriformes
Family - Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)
Oriental Honey-buzzard
Pernis ptilorhynchus

    Size : 52–68 cm; Wingspan 115–155 cm
             Male 750–1280 g, Female 950–1490 g
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Pernis ptilorhynchus orientalis (Taczanowski, 1891) – Eastern Honey-buzzard
    – SC Siberia E to Amurland and Sakhalin, S to NE China, Japan and Korea; winters
    SE Asia S to Greater and Lesser Sundas, Philippines and Sangihe, also very small numbers farther W (e.g. regular on passage through S Kazakhstan), possibly wintering E Africa.
  • Pernis ptilorhynchus ruficollis (Lesson, 1830)
    – Indus Valley (Pakistan), India and Sri Lanka E through Myanmar to SC China (Yunnan) and most of Indochina.
  • Pernis ptilorhynchus torquatus (Lesson, 1830)
    – extreme SW Indochina, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
  • Pernis ptilorhynchus ptilorhynchus (Temminck, 1821) – Indomalayan Honey-buzzard
    – Java.
  • Pernis ptilorhynchus philippensis (Mayr, 1939)
    – N & E Philippines.
  • Pernis ptilorhynchus palawanensis (Stresemann, 1940)
    – W Philippines (Calauit and Palawan).

       Dark Morph
Date : 18 November 2014
Location : Falim, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

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