Uncommon passage migrant; scarce winter visitor and rare summer visitor. A species closely associated with reed beds and wetlands but also observed in farmlands and various open habitats on migration.
Where in Kuwait
Usually associated with wetlands and more often seen in the Jahra Area around reed fringed inland pools.
In the world
Found in Europe, the Middle East, Central and northern Asia, and parts of Africa. Hunting occurs at a height of two to six metres above ground; when prey is located the bird suddenly drops down with its talons outstretched. Food taken includes small mammals and birds, carrion and sometimes insects, frogs and fish.