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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jackal Buzzard

Often seen perched on telephone poles along the roads and is found in all but our arid regions.
Eats small mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and carrion.
Usually two eggs are laid at the beginning of the summer season. Eggs hatch in about 40 and both parents will feed nestlings.
One of these days I am going to get a good in-flight shot. :)
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa

2 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Birds are tough to capture yet you did well.

Firefly said...

They are so beautiful in flight