A dynamic aerial hunter with the speed and agility to hunt and catch its main prey item. Large insects such as dragonfly’s and even small birds such as Swallows and Swifts. The scythe-winged Hobby is like a smaller, slimmer version of the Peregrine falcon. An adult is deep grey above, with a black cap and “moustache” that contrast sharply with it’s pale cheeks and throat. It has dense dark streaks on its underside.