Black honey buzzard

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Black honey buzzard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Henicopernis
Species: H. infuscatus
Binomial name
Henicopernis infuscatus
Gurney, 1882

The black honey buzzard (Henicopernis infuscatus), also called the New Britain honey buzzard, is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is endemic to the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


It is a big, forest raptor that is almost completely covered in black with exceptions of white bands on flight and tail feathers.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Henicopernis infuscatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ B. M. Beehler; K. David Bishop; Guy Dutson; D Finch; Phil Gregory; John Pilgrim; Roger Wilkinson (2008-10-02). "Black Honey-buzzard Henicopernis infuscatus". BirdLife International. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 

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