Birds of prey

Black KiteBlack kite_Prasad Hegde2

Raptors and predators

Black Kites are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. They spend a lot of time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food. Their angled wing and distinctive forked tail make them easy to identify.

Common Kestrel

Kestrel_Prasad Hegde

Common Kestrel is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel and Eurasian Kestrel.

Montagu’s Harrier

Montagu'sHarrier_Prasad HegdeThe Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. Their diet consists mainly of small ground-living animals in areas of low or sparse vegetation. An important part is taken by small rodents, small birds and large insects. As this bird has a wide distribution, it will take whatever prey is available in the area where it nests.

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