(169) 63 cm; 750 g
Alike. Largest grey hawk in region. Head small with yellow face and
long thin yellow legs. Facial skin flushes pink or reddish during
social interactions, especially in br season.
Dark brown with small head; in flight has broad wings
(characteristic of species).
Fairly common resident, largely sedentary.
Wide range of woodland.
Eggs and nestlings of birds ranging in size from waxbills to herons
(specialises in robbing weaver nests); also small mammals, reptiles,
frogs and insects.
Plaintive high-pitched peeee, and in flight sueeeee-oh.
Large stick nest placed in tall tree or on a cliff face.
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