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African Goshawk
Lephalale, Aug 2017

A breeding resident. Rare. This forest-loving bird occurs widely but very sparsely across the Waterberg (recorded in 10% of the Waterberg pentads); it favours well wooded river valleys and ravines but may occur in any woodland while hunting; secretive, but its presence is mostly given away in early summer when territorial males circle high and utter a characteristic chipping call; a pair, for example, are resident in Modimolle town and were it not for this behaviour their presence would go largely undetected. Breeds in early summer.
African Goshawk
Modimolle, May 2019

African Goshawk
De Draai, Dec 2018
African Goshawk with prey
Modimolle, Oct 2018

male on Black-headed Oriole which he has just caught.
African Goshawk male
Modimolle, Aug 2014
male displaying
African Goshawk
Sterkrivier, Sep 2017
female

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