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Saddle-billed Stork
2006-08-26 19:36:09

The Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, also known as the Jabiru Stork, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya south to South Africa as well as the Gambia, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad in West Africa. It breeds in marshy wetlands in tropical lowland. The...

Dark Chanting Goshawk
2006-03-01 07:02:24

The Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It can be found in sub-Saharan Africa, except for the rain forests of the Congo basin. There is also a small and declining isolated population in Morocco. Its preferred breeding habitat is tropical and subtropical savannah. Nests are built of sticks and 1-2 eggs are laid. Its diet includes a variety...

2006-02-28 20:23:40

The Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is a widespread resident breeder throughout south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. New nests are built in trees each year. Clutches contain anywhere from three to seven eggs. This bird is a small raptor (26-30cm) with short broad wings and a long tail, both adaptations to fast maneuvering. The normal flight of...

Booted Eagle
2006-02-26 15:50:59

The Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) is a large bird of prey that belongs to the family Accipitridae. It is about 47 cm in length and has a wingspan of 120cm. This migratory eagle breeds in southern Europe, north Africa and across Asia and winters in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. One to two eggs are laid in a tree or crag nest. It typically prefers wooded, often hilly, country with...

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