Their diet consists of mice, large insects, small birds, and even snakes. The surprising fact about them is that they can take on preys that are larger in size, including deadly, venomous snakes. When bred in captivity, these can be fed with meat and dead baby chicks. Being quite noisy by nature, they need spacious cages to fly around and feel comfortable. Their hunting habits are quite similar to Robins. They perch on a convenient branch or even a wire to wait for a possible prey.