Gymnogene (African Harrier Hawk)
Polyboroides typus
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The gymnogene in the left upper photo was attacked by a mountain buzzard near the buzzard's nest (Nou Forest, 10-14). The juvenile was seen at Lake Eyasi (1-14), courtesy of Chris Schmeling. The adult below flew into the dead tree and sought out an acacia rat that was in a cavity under the large fork. It eventually caught it but flew off with the rat when a tawny eagle dove from above. The tawny dove a second time and the hawk dropped the rat. The tawny did not retrieve the rat. Click the image above to see a slideshow that includes more of this activity.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-19 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Anabel Harries, Karoline Hornik, Florence & Per Holmen, Chris Schmeling
Russell Peacey, Fain Zimmerman, Brad Johnson, Paul Oliver, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 1-10-19