Dutch honey buzzard research

This video is about a honey buzzard excavating a wasps’ nest.

A new report on honey buzzards in the Netherlands has been published on the Internet.

It is about honey buzzard ecology in the Veluwe region, and in the area around Lochem, 2008-2010.

The report says about their research on food for young honey buzzards:

A total of 503 prey animals were collected, by far most of them in or below the nests. Approximately 4% of the prey were birds (nestlings or recent fledglings only), frogs and slow worms were something more than 1% and (nests of) bumblebees almost 2%.

The rest, 92% of the prey, consisted of wasp honeycombs (Table 7). The annual variation was particularly small: the proportion of wasps ranged from 90.8% in 2008 to 92.7 in 2009.

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