The Grey-lined Hawk has quite a taste.
The Grey-lined Hawk (Asturina nitida) is a bird of prey, one that is seen quite often near the airstrip of Kabalebo. A still hunter that likes to stay still for quite some time on the same branch and meanwhile scan the whole area for potential prey.
The Grey-lined Hawk was occupied during the past days and even though we are no close friends, it gave me a glimpse of what it had captured.
The Grey-lined Hawk caught a White-tipped Dove at the end of the airstrip. It was seen perched on a broken tree with its bait. I guess it just started to enjoy its lunch and wanted to finish its meal, so just after I took this picture, the Grey-lined Hawk flew into the dense vegetation.
On a sunny day I caught the Grey-lined Hawk again, also close to the airstrip. This time it was right above me. If you take a closer look, you can see that it caught an Amazon Whiptail. Also freshly taken as it once again flew away with its lunch.
Birds, lizards, toads .... the Grey-lined Hawk has quite a choice in its menu. For this bird of prey it is just pick and choose. Just like a take away service. Only this one is airborne.
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