(185) 29 cm; 210 g
F larger and slightly darker grey. Key features pale grey
square-shaped head contrasting with dark grey body, pale grey rump
and boldly barred upper tail.
brown wash and less contrast in head and body colours. Eye-ring and
cere blue-green or pale yellow.
resident in S Africa; generally sedentary.
in north-east tropical low-lying savanna woodland regions,
especially where there are tall palms and Baobab trees; also found
in open Mopane and miombo woodland.
insects such as grasshoppers and crickets, also birds, frogs,
snakes, small mammals (including bats) and crabs.
keh-keh-keh and whistle-like kill-koo.
Nest usually placed on top of dead palm stump, dead tree stump or
even on top of a Hamerkop nest.
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