The wingspan of this Harrier-Hawk is evident in this shot along the Chobe River.
An African Harrier-Hawk coming in to land along the Chobe River.
The ever watchful eye of an African Harrier-Hawk – probably the most hated bird along the river – by other birds that is because it preys on their chicks
African Harrier-Hawk wandering down to the Chobe’s water’s edge for a drink.
The African Harrier-hawk is a very beautiful bird especially when it opens its wings. That yellow face surrounds what looks to be black eyes – unusual!
Not a great shot but shows the width of the Affrican harrier-hawk’s wide wing which enables it to fly slowly along the river looking for something to eat.
The colouring on this African Harrier-Hawk is stunning. We were fortunate enough to follow this bird along the Chobe shoreline for some distance
Looking at this African Harrier-Hawk you would never be able to tell it has double-jointed knees. This bird can get those talons into the most awkward inaccessible places much to the detriment of many young chicks.
The African Harrier-hawk uses its feet and wings to access possible nests in tree trunks along the Chobe river
African Harrier-hawk usiung its diouble jointed legs to probe holes in the tree for possible food – reptiles or birds