Birds - Africaraw

Etosha National Park

Strewn feathers mark the end of a cape turtle dove (Streptopelia capicola). The succesful Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus ) starts on the innards. Polentswa waterhole, Kgalagadi transfrontier park, South Africa.
Biology Note:-The Lanner is polyandrous i.e. 2 males will look after a single nest (Greek; poly = many & andras = man)
Most incubation done by female, starting at clutch completion so that there is synchronous hatching The semi altricial chicks are mainly fed by the male http://www.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/Precocial_and_Altricial.html), & siblicide does not occur

Kgalagadi transfrontier parkLanner Falcon Falco biarmicusPolentswa waterholeSouth Africacape turtle dove Streptopelia capicolakill