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Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Definitely Not A Crow:

The Tawny Eagle is a large bird of prey. It breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a resident breeder which lays one to three eggs in a stick nest in a tree or crag or on the ground. Throughout its range, it favours open dry habitats such as desert, semidesert, steppes, or savannah plains.

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Piercing Eyes

The Tawny Eagle’s piercing eyes are brown and it has a yellow beak with a sharp, black, hooked tip. Their legs are heavily feathered and their feet are equipped with large sharp talons. They have acute eyesight and hearing, which are important in helping locate prey. The Tawny Eagle’s diet is largely fresh carrion of all kinds, but it kills small mammals up to the size of a rabbit, reptiles, and birds up to the size of guinea fowl. It also steals food from other raptors.

Common and widespread, the Tawny Eagle is a relatively large, handsome bird of prey, with heavily feathered legs. The plumage is generally tawny to rusty brown in colour, often with dark markings on the wings, especially the flight-feathers. Three subspecies are currently recognised, which occupy different geographical regions, and vary slightly in size, markings and colouration. During its first year, the immature tawny eagle’s plumage is much paler than the adults, often whitish, especially on the underparts.

The call of the tawny eagle is a crow-like barking, but it is rather a silent bird except in display.

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