dietIt feeds on frogs, lizards, eels, worms, snakes, fish, grasshoppers, snails, crustaceans, small birds’ eggs and small mammals.
Reproduction - lifespan
Sexual maturity is reached at the age of 4 or 5 years.
The pair is united for life.
Their nests are always situated in high and open places: steeples, pylons, trees where several nests are side by side.
The female usually lays 4 white, shiny eggs: one every two days.
Incubation is shared between both parents: the female during the night, and both of them during the day. The incubation period lasts about 32 to 34 days.
They live in areas clear of crops and pastures, humid grasslands and plains along rivers, orchards and irrigated fields.