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Photo by Vernon Lundy
Berenty, Madagascar, September 2004

Alternative Name: Madagascar Gymnogene

Polyboroides radiatus

Identification

57–68 cm

  • Grey Upperparts
  • Black primaries
  • White barred black tail
  • White and black barred underparts
  • Pink facial skin

Similar Species

African Harrier-Hawk

Distribution

Photo by edenwatcher
Betsiboka Delta, Madagascar, October 2010

Madagascar: occurs throughout the island.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Primary and secondary forest, woodland, savanna and cultivated land, including banana plantations.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of insects, locusts, beetles etc; also their larvae and nestlings.

Juvenile
Photo by ugolino
Near Ampijoroa, Madagascar, August 2014

Vocalisation

Call:a long, shrill pee-ee-ee-ee.

Movements

Resident, possibly nomadic in some areas.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2014)

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