Identification: Male. Told by smallish size, long tail, pale greyish ear-coverts and forehead to upper mantle with blackish streak, white rump and uppertail-coverts, whitish underparts. Female Resembles male but crown to upper mantle deep rufous.
Habitat: Open deciduous woodlands, clearing in deciduous forest.
Ecology: Breeding in February-May. Nesting in trees hole. Feeds on small animals, lizards, small snakes, rodents. Often perches in tree for long period. Flight direct with rapid wingbeats.
Conservation status: Near Threatened