Long-tailed Hawks

Birds of Prey ... The Sport of Falconry

Photo Wanted The Long-tailed Hawk (Urotriorchis macrourus) is a bird of prey ithat inhabits the rainforests of western and central Africa. It has a wingspan of 0.90 m and can stand a total length of 0.60 m, including the tail of 0.30 cm.

It mostly feeds on squirrels and small birds. It also hunts chickens in the villages close to the forest. Its hunting tactics consist of breaking the neck of its prey.

Most breeding activity occurs between Jul y -August, when the pair build a nest on a high tree.

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