Roxy is a captive-bred African Goshawk female (Accipiter tachiro).
She was bred at the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary from two non-releasable parents. Her mom has one wing and her dad has one eye, but they breed successfully every year! She completed a season of hunting before retiring to a more sedate lifestyle of flying in displays. Rox is queen of the short, sharp dash and shows off her maneuverability and hunting skills by chasing a ground-lure across the arena. Beware too the brave lizard, butterfly or bird that ventures into her flying arena! African goshawks abound in KwaZulu-Natal and can be seen hunting in and around suburban gardens.