The Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus) is a medium-sized bird of prey occurring in southern Africa. In this region, the birds favor dry and open habitats preying on lizards, birds, small mammals, and larger insects. During a journey through the countryside, they can be seen quite commonly perching on telephone poles. I have photographed these raptors during a journey through northern Namibia in February 2007.
First time visiting – what a killer site!!!! My employer is going to be a bit upset with you as I spend my afternoon reading your posts 😉
wow – thanks a lot!! what a killer compliment!! 🙂 so just don’t tell your employer about it and we’ll both be fine, I guess!! 🙂 I am looking forward to check out your blog!!
They look how I imagine a pigeon would look as bird of prey (especially in the last two)! Great photos Matthias 🙂
thanks a lot for your comment, Alex! Funny connection to a pigeon, but I think the goshawks are really much more regal in their posture… 😉
Very interesting coloration of bill and legs in this bird of prey and great photos. Thanks
thank you – I am happy that you like it!