|Site Of Nest:
Southern Europe and North Africa
24 - 33 cms.
50 - 73 cms.
Small birds in the size range of sparrows to quail with
insects and small mammals to compliment its diet.
Blue-grey back, ranging from almost black to
silver-grey in different subspecies. Its
underparts are buff- to orange-tinted and
more or less heavily streaked with black to
The female and immature are brownish-grey to
dark brown above, and whitish buff spotted with
May - June.
3 to 6 rusty brown eggs.