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Alternative name: Long-tailed Buzzard

Photo © by mehdhalaouate
Biak Island, West Papua, Indonesia, 3 January 2005
Henicopernis longicauda


Photo © by mehdhalaouate
Yapen Island, West Papua, Indonesia, 1 March 2005


New Guinea, Aru, Yapen and Western Papuan Islands


Some authorities recognize three subspecies: nominate race in New Guinea, minimus on Western Papuan Islands and Aru Island, and fraterculus on Yapen Island; other authorities consider this a monotypic species.


Tropical forest.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Debus, S., G. M. Kirwan, and J. S. Marks (2020). Long-tailed Honey-buzzard (Henicopernis longicauda), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.lthbuz1.01

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