Scarce autumn and spring passage migrant, and very rarely seen in winter. This species originates from Eastern Asia and like its European counterpart it is a specialized raptor feeding mainly on wasps and bees.
Where in Kuwait
On passage, sometimes singly or with mixed flocks of Steppe and Honey Buzzards, but these kettles of migrating raptors are impacted by local weather conditions and are difficult to predict - but the best time is generally during the month of September.
In the world
It breeds in Asia from central Siberia east to Japan. It is a summer migrant to Siberia, wintering in tropical south east Asia.It is larger and longer winged than its western counterpart, the European Honey Buzzard.