French: Aigle ravisseur German: Savannenadler Spanish: Águila rapaz
Other common names:
Indian Tawny Eagle (vindhiana)
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. vindhiana
Franklin, 1831 – SE Iran, Pakistan, much of India, and S Nepal; vagrant in Myanmar.
A. r. belisarius
(J. Levaillant, 1850) – Morocco and Algeria; SW Arabia and tropical Africa S through E Africa to Congo, NE DRCongo and N Kenya.
A. r. rapax
(Temminck, 1828) – SE DRCongo and S Kenya S to South Africa and W to Angola and Namibia.
60–75 cm; 1600–3100 g; wingspan 159–183 cm. Mid-sized to large eagle, with longish neck, but relatively short wings and slightly rounded to almost square-... read more
A rather hollow barking “kau-kau” or similar is most typical; also higher-pitched... read more
Open woodland, wooded savannah, semi-desert and arid steppe; only absent from forest and true... read more
Food and feeding
Mammals (to size of hares and dikdiks), birds (including gamebirds such as francolins, guineafowl and bustards, as well as hornbills) and... read more
Lays in dry season: Sept–Feb in NE Africa (but mainly from Nov in Ethiopia); Oct–Feb in W Africa; Mar–Oct in E Africa (... read more
Resident in most areas but perhaps some seasonal movement into more arid areas in SW and NE Africa... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Formerly common in many areas, including several large national parks, such as Comoé (Ivory Coast), Hwange (Zimbabwe) with an estimated 200 pairs... read more
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