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Black Baza

Aviceda leuphotes

Description:

About the size of a crow. With stout legs. It has a distinctive crest when perched but not visible through flight. They mainly feed on insects which they catch with their talons in flight. sometimes prey on small birds. Thought to be a winter migrant in the southern state of Kerala.

Habitat:

Spotted in flight over my residence which is surrounded by tall trees.

Notes:

This is my first spotting this year. Happy new year every one...!

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sunnyjosef
Spotted by
sunnyjosef

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 1, 2019
Submitted on Jan 1, 2019

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