Gymnogenes Sedgefield

The resident Gymnogenes in Sedgefield do not have a shortage of food. I have often observed these birds attacking nests of roosting birds in the area. I was fortunate to take a few photos of this African Harrier-Hawk (previously known as Gymnogene).

Only after I took the first shots, I realised that it had two birds in its claws.

People with small dogs like Yorkies must also keep a watch as the Gymnogenes, I believe, had attacked some small dogs in town in the past.

The natural habitat of these birds is different ranges of woodlands, but residential areas offer an abundance of small birds and birds nesting which is an ideal and easy source of food for the Gymnogenes