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Alternative name Savannah Hawk
46â€“64 cm (18-25Â¼ in); Long, broad wings and a short tail
Open country, forest edge, lakesides and swampy savanna. Usually observed up to 1000 m, sometimes higher.
They build the nest of sticks lined with grass in a palm tree. They lay a single white egg; the young fledge after 6 - 7 weeks.
A varied diet consisting of large insects, crabs, lizards, snakes and small mammals. They can hunt on foot, but will also swoop down on their prey from a high perch.
Several birds may gather to hunt after grass fires.
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