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Eastern Chanting Goshawk
Alternative name: Somali Chanting Goshawk
This species is 43â€“56 cm (17-22 in) long.
 Similar Species
It is paler than the grey-rumped Dark Chanting Goshawk, Melierax metabates.
Desert, semi-desert and dry grassland with scattered trees. Requires trees for nesting and uses termite-hills, telephone poles, fenceposts and treetops as lookout posts. Range overlaps with Dark Chanting-Goshawk in some parts but generally occurs in more arid habitats.
Their diet consists mostly of lizards, as well as snakes and small birds.
This is generally a rather quiet bird, but during the breeding season the male makes a series of tuneful whistling calls kleeuu, kleeuu-ku-ku-ku from a tree-top perch.
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Recording © by Aladdin
As `Ela, Djibouti, September 2018
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