Jun 2, 2015

Estonia FDC on "Honey Buzzard"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Honey Buzzard

Date of Issue : 21 May 2015

There are two types of buzzards in Estonia. Our most numerous hawk, the common buzzard, can often been seen loudly circling in the sky or sitting on posts watching next to the road, stalking for mice. The rough-legged hawk, a species closely related to the buzzards, is quite similar to the common buzzard but it can be met only wintering or in passing. The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) has a special diet among hawks – it looks for wasp and bumble-bee nests and eats the maggots of these insects. Because of this it arrives here in late spring and leaves already at the end of summer.

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