Tawny Eagle - Birds

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Tawny Eagle

Aquila rapax

conservation status Least Concern

Weight: 1.5 - 2.5 kg (lb), females are typically larger than males
Wingspan: 1.6 - 1.85 m (5ft 5in -6ft 1in)
Body lenght: 0.6 - 0.75 m (2ft - 2ft 5in)
Wild population: 100 000 individuals
Lifespan: 15 - 16 years in the wild, in captivity up to 40? years
Gestation: incubation after approx. 45 days, 1-3 chicks
Voice: a crow-like barking, but generally fairly silent
Identification a large eagle with tawny upperparts and blackish flight feathers and tail. The lower back is very pale. The eyes are brown and the beak is yellow with a dark tip.
Range: most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India.
Habitat: open dry habitats like desert, semi-desert, steppes, savannah or plains.

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Tawny eagles are monogamous, pairing for life and tend to occupy the same territory for many years. They are very gregarious outside of the breeding season when they form groups of at least 20 indiviudals, specially when large amounts of food are available. The immature tawny eagle’s plumage is much paler than the adults. Three subspecies are currently recognised.

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) -
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) - Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) -
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camera:NIKON D300
lens:Sigma 120-300 mm F2.8 APO EX DG IF HSM
extender:Sigma APO 1.4 EX DG
focal length:380 mm
exposure time:1/1600 s
stativ:pytlík s rýží/beanbag
location:Masai Mara, Kenya