African Harrier Hawk/Gymnogene

African Harrier Hawk/Gymnogene Polyboroides typus

African Harrier Hawk
Gymnogene
The African Harrier Hawk, also called the Gymnogene, is native to sub-Saharan Africa.
African Harrier Hawk
African Harrier Hawk
African Harrier Hawk
Male and female have similar plumage but juveniles are brown. The colour of the bare facial skin on the hawk varies (white, buff, yellow, orange, pink).
African Harrier Hawk
African Harrier Hawk
African Harrier Hawk
It climbs trees to rob nest holes of nestlings, eggs and small birds as well as probing for insects and eating oil palm fruit.