African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene)
Polyboroides typus
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The upper adult was photographed in Tarangire (4-19), courtesy of Sadik Kassam. The flight photo (near Mkomazi, 1-21) is courtesy of Per Holmen. The left 3rd row bird was attacked by a mountain buzzard near the buzzard's nest (Nou Forest, 10-14). The right 4th row juvenile was seen at Lake Eyasi (1-14), courtesy of Chris Schmeling. The 3rd row juvenile and the bird in both 5th row photos (Maji ya Chai, 9 & 8-20) are courtesy of Christie Reeves. 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 and immatures and juveniles.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Anabel Harries, Karoline Hornik, Florence & Per Holmen, Chris Schmeling
Russell Peacey, Fain Zimmerman, Paul Oliver, Sadik Kassam
Karine Van der Vurst, Christie Reeves

Last Update this page: 4-17-21