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pacific baza / crested hawk

pacific baza, crested hawk

Pacific baza Aviceda subcristata IMG 8666 - This bird of prey, often referred to as a 'crested hawk', is another species that is a regular visitor to the photographer's sprawling bushland garden, and it's always welcome. Although its diet includes frogs, small reptiles, and the very young and vulnerable chicks of other birds, it also dines on mice as well as grasshoppers and other insects. And that means that it plays a valuable role in an organic garden where the aim is to control insect pests without the use of chemicals.

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