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Breeding season: September to November. Clutch size is two to three. The female incubates the eggs while the male hunts. They nest in old or commandeered corvid (crow family) or raptor nests, rather than building their own.
Black patches around eyes. Square shaped tail. Smaller than the Peregrine Falcon, with longer and narrower tail and wings.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The Australian Hobby is a solitary raptor. They are a bold, fierce and an aggressive hunter.
Carnivore. Feeds in flight, on small mammals, small birds and large insects. Swoops on prey from above using its hooked talons to grab it.
Found in open wooded areas, cleared forests, wetlands and urban parks with trees.
Native to Australia