Family: Accipitridae (Hawks and eagles)
Habitat: Farmland, woodland, grassland and gardens and parks.
Size: Length 60-70 cm (24-28 in). Wingspan 175-179 cm (69-70 in).
Food: Small mammals such as mice, voles, shrews, young hares, rabbits, carrion, reptiles, amphibians and earthworms.
Voice: A very distinctive and memorable pipe whistle rising and falling in pitch: peee-ooo, pee-oo-ee-oo-ee-oo.
Season: All year round. All year round.
Soaring and gliding flight, continually turning its long-forked tail.