Honey Buzzard


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THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Migrant, summer visitor in some spots. 

ABUNDANCE
Uncommon. Very scarce as breeder, probably 2-4 pairs.

HABITAT
On passage usually seen in flight; rarely lands. The favoured territories are cool leafy areas with Sweet-Chestnut woods, Pyrenean-Oak woods, Cork-Oak woods and pinewoods.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Migratory flythroughs in May and, to a lesser extent, in August and September. In between both dates a handful of birds hold breeding territories. 

DISTRIBUTION
Seen on passage throughout the whole of Sierra Morena, turning up more frequently in the eastern part. Since 2005 there have been two small clusters of territorial birds, Sierra de Aracena and Tentudía, the latter straddling Huelva and Badajoz.

COMMENTS
Breeding of Honey Buzzard has not yet been proven for sure in Sierra Morena but the species has now been holding territory in the area for at least seven years, with fairly frequent sightings of courting and territorial displays.