Eurasian hobby

World of Animals - - The Wildlife Of Wimbledon Common -

The ac­ro­batic flight of the hobby can only be ob­served here in sum­mer, as this bird heads to Africa for win­ter. Mov­ing at high speed, it uses its sharp talons to catch small birds. Un­for­tu­nately, habi­tat loss has re­duced the prey avail­able to this ath­letic hunter.

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