various Hawks, Harriers and Buzzards

African Goshawk
African Goshawk
African Goshawk
The AFRICAN GOSHAWK, Accipiter tachiro, is found over much of sub-Saharan Africa. Like its Goshawk relatives, the adult male develops a grey head/back and the female stays a reddish brown. The pictures above show juveniles - dark brown with a blotchy front; the adults have narrow horizontal bars on their fronts and an appearance more similar to the Eurasian Goshawk.
Ferruginous Hawk The FERRUGINOUS HAWK, Buteo regalis, is a large buzzard. Hunting on open prairie in the US, its prey is mainly gophers, prairie dogs and rabbits (some small reptiles and carrion).
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
SWAINSON'S HAWK, Buteo swainsoni, is a buzzard (like the Ferruginous Hawk and the Red-tailed Hawk, buzzards are called hawks in North America). It ranges from Alaska through to Argentina and is migratory. Also hunting over grasslands, this small buzzard prefers grasshoppers/locusts and suffers from insecticides used to control them. It also takes voles/mice.
Swamp Harrier
Marsh Harrier
The SWAMP HARRIER, Circus approximans, also called the Pacific Marsh Harrier, Australasian Harrier, Swamp Hawk and New Zealand Hawk, is a marsh harrier from Australasia - throughout Australia (except central desert), New Zealand and many Pacific Islands. Brown with a white rump and white under-wing patches, prey includes mammals, birds, reptiles/amphibians and fish.