Africa - Birds of Prey

On this page you will find pictures of birds of prey photographed by me in Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa and Tanzania.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Palm-nut Vulture - Palmgier
  2. Hooded Vulture - Kapgier
  3. White-backed Vulture - Witruggier
  4. Black-shouldered Kite - Grijze Wouw
  5. Black Kite - Zwarte Wouw
  6. Yellow-billed Kite - Geelsnavelwouw
  7. African Fish Eagle - Afrikaanse Zeearend
  8. Black-breasted Snake-eagle - Zwartborstslangenarend
  9. Bateleur - Bateleur
  10. Tawny Eagle - Savanne-arend
  11. Steppe Eagle - Steppe-arend
  12. Wahlberg's Eagle - Wahlberg-arend
  13. African Hawk-eagle - Afrikaanse Havikarend
  14. Martial Eagle - Vechtarend
  1. Long-crested Eagle - Afrikaanse Zwarte Kuifarend
  2. Lizard Buzzard - Hagedisbuizerd
  3. Dark Chanting-Goshawk - Donkere Zanghavik
  4. Eastern Chanting Goshawk - Bleke Zanghavik
  5. Shikra - Shikra
  6. Madagascar Sparrowhawk - Madagaskarsperwer
  7. Grasshopper Buzzard - Sprinkhaanbuizerd
  8. Steppe Buzzard - Steppe Buizerd
  9. Madagascar Buzzard - Madagaskarbuizerd
  10. Secretary-bird - Secretarisvogel
  11. Common Kestrel - Torenvalk
  12. Grey Kestrel - Grijze Torenvalk
  13. Malagasy Scops-Owl - Oost. Madagaskardwergooruil
Palm-nut Vulture
Palmgier
Georgetown, Gambia
18 August 2008
Hooded Vulture
Kapgier
Kololi, Gambia
16 August 2008
White-backed Vulture
Witruggier
Tarangire, Tanzania
15 January 2008
Black-shouldered Kite
Grijze Wouw
Serengeti, Tanzania
12 January 2008
Black Kite
Zwarte Wouw
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
14 January 2008
Yellow-billed Kite
Geelsnavelwouw
Madikwe, South Africa
22 November 2005
African Fish Eagle
Afrikaanse Zeearend
Amboseli, Kenya
17 January 2008
Black-breasted Snake Eagle
Zwartborstslangenarend
Amboseli, Kenya
18 January 2008
Bateleur
Bateleur
Serengeti, Tanzania
13 January 2008

Tawny Eagle
Savanne-arend
Tarangire, Tanzania
16 January 2008

Steppe Eagle
Steppe-arend
Serengeti, Tanzania
12 January 2008
Wahlberg's Eagle
Wahlberg-arend
Madikwe, South Africa
21 November 2005

African Hawk-eagle
Afrikaanse Havikarend
Amboseli, Tanzania
17 January 2008

Martial Eagle
Vechtarend
Tsavo-West, Kenya
19 January 2008

Long-crested Eagle
Afrikaanse Zwarte Kuifarend
Georgetown, Gambia
18 August 2008
Lizard Buzzard
Hagedisbuizerd
Shai Hills Reserve, Ghana
26 August 2010
Dark Chanting-Goshawk
Donkere Zanghavik
Wassu Area, Gambia
18 August 2008
Eastern Chanting Goshawk
Bleke Zanghavik
Tsavo-West, Kenya
19 January 2008

Shikra
Shikra
Aplaku Israel, Ghana
27 August 2010

Madagascar Sparrowhawk
Madagaskarsperwer
Mantadia National Park,
Andasibe, Madagascar
15 January 2014

This sparrowhawk was drying its fathers after some heavy rain.

Grasshopper Buzzard
Sprinkhaanbuizerd
Tsavo-West, Kenya
19 January 2008
Steppe Buzzard
Steppe Buizerd
Madikwe, South Africa
21 November 2005
Madagascar Buzzard
Madagaskarbuizerd
Mantadia National Park,
Andasibe, Madagascar
12 January 2014
Secretary-bird
Secretarisvogel
Serengeti, Tanzania
12 January 2008

Common Kestrel
Torenvalk (F.t. rufescens)
Aplaku Israel, Ghana
25 August 2010

This is a bird of farm land and open areas and mostly known for the way it hovers 10-20 meters above the ground facing into the wind in search of prey.
The male Common Kestrel is distinguished from the female by the grey colouration of the head.

There are 11 subspecies of the Common Kestrel. This is Falco tinnunculus rufescens which is found in West and Central Africa.

Grey Kestrel
Grijze Torenvalk
Bobiri Forest, Ghana
4 September 2010
Malagasy Scops-Owl
Oostelijke Madagaskardwergooruil
Andasibe, Madagaskar
10 January 2014
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