The Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus) is unique among the raptors for its diet, which consists almost exclusively of bats. It ranges across Sub-Saharan Africa, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia and New Guinea, and is unmistakable for its appropriately Batman-like dark plumage.
It is a gracile, medium-sized raptor (about 45 cm in length) with a number of adaptations which enable its high-speed-pursuit hunting style.
These proficient and strikingly beautiful hunters are ranked as a Least Concern species.
Pic: by Gary Albert, Sandakan, Malaysia, 2 June 2007 (via Wikimedia Commons)
Hummingbirds use hawks as their bodyguards. They often live under hawk nests to seek protection from jays, one of the biggest threats to their babies. Hawks like to stalk their prey from above, so jays avoid foraging below them, which creates a hummingbird safety zone. Source
The Chestnut-flanked sparrowhawk (Accipiter castanilius) is a small, poorly understood accipiter from Central and Western Africa. It is a specialized hunter of small vertebrates, and is commonly found in lowland rainforest habitats.
Pic: by Niall Perrins, Tchimpounga, Republic of Congo, October 2013 (via African Affinity Birding)
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