Did you know, Kapama Private Game Reserve has over 350 species of birds? An absolute dream location for birding enthusiasts, or anyone that just loves the sights and sounds of nature. One bird that falls under this list is the Dark-chanting Goshawk. It is a medium sized raptor or bird of prey that is mainly found across sub-Saharan African.
These birds are fairly easy to identify as they are predominantly grey in colour with bright orange legs and beak. There is one confusing species, the Pale-chanting Goshawk, but at Kapama we don’t need to worry too much about them as they are a rarity in our area.
Dark-chanting Goshawks are territorial nesting birds, which means the nests are constructed within a territory that is actively defended by the males. Both male and female play a role in the construction of the nest, which is a flat platform made from sticks and is then lined with spiderweb or other soft materials to add comfort and warmth to the new additions. Sometimes mud is also used to bind the sticks together. One to two eggs will be laid by the female and she is responsible for their incubation, while the males role is to provide her with food during this time.