There are a couple of 'bad boys' seen near the lodge, ones that are actually not really welcome by the majority of the little birds' population.
Tanagers and flycatchers feel right at home at Kabalebo. Especially since they know that there is enough food for everyone and there are safe places to build their nests and take care of the next generation. But they also need to keep an eye out as there are a couple of 'bad boys' that also feel right at home and are in no rush to move away. Here they are:
The Grey-lined Hawk is one of the eldest we have spotted near the lodge. It is also scanning the area at the airstrip, but this hawk most likely prefers the lodge area. Besides the tanagers and flycatchers it can also try its luck on Amazon Whiptails. The Grey-lined Hawk likes to stay still, well hidden between the leaves of the mango tree before attacking. Here it was spotted with an Amazon whiptail.
The Bicoloured Hawk discovered this great place since last year, 2015. It came as a young hawk and is now grown into a beautiful young adult. It changed its strategy and now prefers the morning visits at the lodge and in the afternoon it will try its luck near the airstrip.
Since a couple of months we noticed a couple of Bat Falcons moved their spot from the airstrip all the way to the lodge ... and back. Male and female decided to stay for a while and we'll see if they decide to become residents too.
*Raptors: a bird of prey (a hawk, falcon or owl)
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