Africa Birds of Prey & Scavengers

Birds of prey include Africa  predatory and scavenging birds .

Africa birds of prey include predatory and scavenging birds – from small pygmy falcons to large eagles. The predatory mammals provide scavengers with a broad fare of food. There are nine vultures present in southern Africa. The entire North American continent (north of Mexico) lists only two species. Among the raptors, Southern Africa claims seventeen eagles, compared to North America’s two. There are only twelve owls listed for this area of Africa. (Sibley’s “Guide to Birds” lists nineteen north of Mexico through Canada.) Among the non-raptor birds of prey, the secretarybird of Africa is unique.