(172) 42 cm; 595 g
F considerably larger than M. Rufous crown, greyer upperparts, buff
(almost unmarked) underparts qnd larger size separate it from
buff, heavily streaked brown; upperparts browner.
common with both resident and migratory populations; listed as
Near-threatened. Found singly or in pairs.
open grassland or woodland near cliff or electricity pylon br sites.
make up >80% of prey; also small mammals (including bats), reptiles
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Nests on cliffs; uses stick nests of other species when br in trees
or on pylons.
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