A Photographic Guide to Birds of Prey of Southern, Central and East Africa
This guide is aimed directly at the field identification of the birds of prey of Southern, Central and East Africa. Where males differ from females, photographs have been included to show the different plumages, as well as those of juveniles. Colour illustrations depict the underwing and upperwing patterns of the birds in various plumages. Silhouettes help the reader locate the correct bird and for each species a map shows the bird's distribution.
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Adult female Adult male African Goshawk alien trees areas Banded Snake Eagle barred flight feathers barred tail belly birds of prey Black Kite Black-breasted Snake Eagle Breeding occurs broad black broad dark tip browner Cape cere cere and legs Chanting Goshawk cliffs colour common resident dark form darker distinctive ear-tufts east Africa feathered legs feathers and tail flight action flight feathers flight it shows forest Greater Spotted Eagle habitats Harrier hunts immature resembles indistinct insects Jackal Buzzard Kestrel lays its eggs legs are yellow Little Sparrowhawk non-breeding summer migrant November numbers paler Pallid Harrier perched plantations of alien plumage preys mainly raptors rare Red-footed Falcon region reptiles resembles the adult rodents roosts rufous small birds small to medium-sized South Africa southern Africa species Steppe Eagle subspecies unbarred underparts and underwing underwing coverts upper chest uppertail usually Vulture wetlands white rump white spots white underparts wing tips yellow cere yellow eyes