The main food staples of the honey buzzard are bee grubs, wasp grubs and larvae. Moving
along the ground on agile feet, these birds of prey search for a nest and dig it out. Eating
honey, grub and the occasional bee or wasp this bird has special adaptations to avoid the
sting. Thick plumage over the entire body and scale-like feathers around the beak and eyes
serve as armour. Like other animals which eat stinging creatures, the sting is removed
before the animal is eaten. Bees and wasps found in the nest of the honey buzzard commonly
have their abdomens removed. Honey buzzards inhabit woodlands. They can be found primarily
in Europe and Asia.
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