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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Falconiformes
Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Perninae
Genera: Aviceda - Chondrohierax - Hamirostra - Henicopernis - Leptodon - Lophoictinia - Macheiramphus - Pernis



The raptor subfamily Perninae includes a number of medium-sized broad-winged species. These are birds of warmer climates, although the Pernis species (European Honey Buzzard and Oriental Honey Buzzard) have a more extensive range.

Several of the species in this group eat mainly insects, and the honey-buzzards are specialist feeders on wasp larvae. Reptiles are also taken by several birds in this group.


* Subfamily Perninae
o Genus Aviceda
+ African Cuckoo-hawk, Aviceda cuculoides
+ Madagascar Cuckoo-hawk, Aviceda madagascariensis
+ Jerdon's Baza, Aviceda jerdoni
+ Pacific Baza, Aviceda subcristata
+ Black Baza, Aviceda leuphotes
o Genus Henicopernis
+ Long-tailed Honey-buzzard, Henicopernis longicauda
+ Black Honey-buzzard, Henicopernis infuscatus
o Genus Pernis
+ European Honey Buzzard, Pernis apivorus
+ Oriental Honey Buzzard, Pernis ptilorhynchus
+ Barred Honey-buzzard, Pernis celebensis
o Genus Leptodon
+ Grey-headed Kite, Leptodon cayanensis
+ White-collared Kite, Leptodon forbesi
o Genus Chondrohierax
+ Hook-billed Kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus
+ Cuban Kite, Chondrohierax wilsonii


* Lerner , Heather R.L. & David P. Mindell (2005): Phylogeny of eagles, Old World vultures, and other Accipitridae based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37:327–346 PDF fulltext

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