Wild Birds

Long-tailed Hawks

Birds of PreyThe Sport of Falconry


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The Long-tailed Hawks (Urotriorchis macrourus) is a bird of prey ithat inhabits the rainforests of western and central Africa. It has a wingspan of 0.90 m and can stand a total length of 0.60 m, including a tail of 0.30 cm.

It mostly feeds on squirrels and small birds. It also hunts chickens in the villages close to the forest. Its hunting tactics consist of breaking the neck of its prey.

Most breeding of The Long-tailed Hawks activity occurs between Jul y -August, when the pair build a nest on a high tree.


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