African Hobby

photo by Stefan Helming

Scientific classification

Order

Falconiformes

Family

Falconidae

Subfamily

Falco

Species

cuvieri

Appearance

* Pretty small bird of prey with blackish upperparts and rufous underparts
* Black stripes on the flanks and on the rufous throat
* Size: about 28 cm, wingspan: 70 cm

Habitat

Open areas, also urban areas

Countries

Africa

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