African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene)
Polyboroides typus
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The upper adult was photographed in Tarangire (4-19), courtesy of Sadik Kassam. The left 3rd row bird was attacked by a mountain buzzard near the buzzard's nest (Nou Forest, 10-14). The right 3rd row juvenile was seen at Lake Eyasi (1-14), courtesy of Chris Schmeling. The 2nd row juvenile and the bird in both 4th row photos (Maji ya Chai) are courtesy of Christie Reeves. The bottom adult 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 and immatures and juveniles.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Anabel Harries, Karoline Hornik, Florence Holmen, Per Holmen, Chris Schmeling
Russell Peacey, Fain Zimmerman, Paul Oliver, Sadik Kassam
Karine Van der Vurst, Christie Reeves

Last Update this page: 3-08-23