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Photo by Tom Tarrant
Mosese, SW Uganda
Falco cuvierii

Identification

30 cms. Black head, brown eye, grey throat, black back, orange legs. Sexes similar.

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa

Taxonomy

Monotypic.

Habitat

Woodlands and grasslands, wetland and bushveld areas.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes birds and invertebrates.

Breeding

It nests in trees and 2-4 eggs are laid.

References

  1. Avibase
  2. The Kruger

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