That is the hen bird of one of the few pairs of honey-buzzards breeding in the United Kingdom.
"The Toys of Peace" by Saki
HONEY-BUZZARD of India, variation in the crest of, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Fifteen years ago the honey buzzard was a breeding species in England, and had doubtless been so for thousands of years.
"Birds and Man" by W. H. Hudson
The Honey Buzzard has bred from the New Forest up to Aberdeenshire.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
On same date Honey-Buzzards passing northwards, flying quite low against a north-easterly gale, in large bands.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman