35 cm; 260 g
F > M. Overall pale rufous colour with fine black streaks, spots and
bars, upright stance with longish yellow legs and pale cream eyes
diagnostic. No malar stripe present; in flight underwing coverts are
dark, body deeper rufous and with bolder black markings.
common in semi-arid areas. Sedentary with local movements in
response to rainfall. Usually found singly or in pairs.
dry grassland and savanna grassland, also on verges of agricultural
mainly on invertebrates such as grasshoppers and termites, also
reptiles, birds and small mammals.
keeer or kwirrr.
Usually br on old crows' or raptor nests, in trees or on man-made