Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Resident Raptor

Although this bird isn't a lifer for us, it was exciting to see the African Harrier-Hawk again this week. It landed on a pole in Amanda's back garden next door. 

We've been seeing a Harrier-Hawk regularly here since we moved into this house 15 years ago. 
African Harrier-hawk , the largest grey hawk in the region. Head small with yellow face and long thin yellow legs. 
It's a fairly common resident (as we've noticed)
It specializes in robbing eggs and nestlings of birds ranging from waxbills to herons. The African Harrier-hawk is sometimes referred to as a Gymnogene which was it's name before


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Happy Wednesday to you all 


9 comments:

  1. What an impressive bird !

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  2. Hello Jo, it is a cool raptor..Awesome photos.. Have a happy day!

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  3. one more of the life cycle of birds.. i know we need raptors but they are not my favorite of the birds.

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  4. He's just beautiful! Glad you see him often.

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