This lovely bird of prey can regularly be seen hovering over the resort. It is of small size, grey and white with black shoulders.

It typically hovers in flight while looking for prey. Prey consists of a variety of insects, lizards and rodents, small birds and occasionally, small snakes and frogs.

Breeding season is very flexible in relation to the food supply and covers the whole year. Pairs may breed several times during the year, raising successive broods, with an average of two to three young being raised. Breeding may not happen in lean years.