Diet: Small mammals, birds, and reptiles. Occasionally eats insects and carrion
Habitat: Open country, woodlands, prairies, cropland, and plains. Found in nearly any type of habitat that provides some open ground with high perches.
Behavior: Hunts by either watching from a perch and swooping down when prey comes within range, or by soaring over open ground. During courtship, males and females circle together, crying their distinctive cry.