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Western Coast Park, Western Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 456 mm
Exposure 1/1000 s, f/5.6, ISO 2000 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Accipitriformes   Family  Accipitridae

Deutsch  Mohrenweihe Dutch  Zwarte Kiekendief
Italian  Albanella nera Spanish  Aguilucho Negro


Harriers are medium-sized birds of prey with long wings and long tail which fly low above the ground, alternating flapping and gliding.This beautiful Black Harrier flew along the road, undisturbed by the car, for a mile or so.

Kemp, A. and M. (2001): Birds of Prey. Sassol, Cape Town, South Africa.


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Black Harrier
Circus maurus
Busard maure

Jean-Michel PAULUS