While we watched, it flew down into the grass, pecked at something and flew back onto the fence post.
Dinner is served...
Jackal-buzzard tearing away at its freshly-caught meal
Zooming in I could see that it was devouring a [poor hapless] frog
The Jackal - buzzard is very distinctive with a typical thickset buzzard stance. It has blackish upperparts, rufous breast and mottled dark grey underparts. Here's an interesting fact: the female is considerably larger than the male. It's a fairly common endemic and mostly sedentary. Its habitat are hilly and mountainous regions (exactly where it occurred) Its food is mainly mammals up the size of a hare, birds, reptiles and frogs. This bird's call is like a jackal yelping: keoow, keoow, keoow.
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