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Bateleur Eagle - New Wings A young Bateleur Eagle spreads his wings at a watering hole.  <br />
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This young eagle has just recently left his nest, and caring mother.  The mother will still provide food, but less and less each time.  It is time for him to find his own wings.  <br />
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It is now middle Spring in Namibia, with day temperatures soaring into the 40&#039;s degrees Celsius.  With such heat, one can only imagine the reason why this eagle is spreading its wings, is to &quot;burn off&quot; ticks and lice that he might have accumulated in the nest.  All the youngsters do this.  <br />
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This young eagle&#039;s favorite food :<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/33324/ostrich_-_new_legs.html" title="Ostrich - New Legs"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2011/33324_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=hz6xFdrq3G%2Bqb1exNKi7RTlvzU8%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Ostrich - New Legs A flock of young Ostrich visit a watering hole.<br />
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Synchronization in nature is magical, spectacular and magnificent.  These little guys probably hatched about 2 weeks ago.  With the rains expected soon, their survival will depend on it.  Grasshoppers and small insects is their main food.  BUT ... the young Eagles are now also ready to leave the nest ... their main enemy.  <br />
<br />
The mother and father Ostriches (both sexes care for the young and eggs) will protect the young, but because the chicks normally number in the twenties, it is not easy to protect them all.  <br />
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Their number one fear.  <br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33323/bateleur_eagle_-_new_wings.html<br />
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Bateleur Eagle - New Wings

A young Bateleur Eagle spreads his wings at a watering hole.

This young eagle has just recently left his nest, and caring mother. The mother will still provide food, but less and less each time. It is time for him to find his own wings.

It is now middle Spring in Namibia, with day temperatures soaring into the 40's degrees Celsius. With such heat, one can only imagine the reason why this eagle is spreading its wings, is to "burn off" ticks and lice that he might have accumulated in the nest. All the youngsters do this.

This young eagle's favorite food :

Ostrich - New Legs A flock of young Ostrich visit a watering hole.<br />
<br />
Synchronization in nature is magical, spectacular and magnificent.  These little guys probably hatched about 2 weeks ago.  With the rains expected soon, their survival will depend on it.  Grasshoppers and small insects is their main food.  BUT ... the young Eagles are now also ready to leave the nest ... their main enemy.  <br />
<br />
The mother and father Ostriches (both sexes care for the young and eggs) will protect the young, but because the chicks normally number in the twenties, it is not easy to protect them all.  <br />
<br />
Their number one fear.  <br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33323/bateleur_eagle_-_new_wings.html<br />
 Geotagged,Namibia,Ostrich,Spring,Struthio camelus,beautiful,camouflage,chicks,cute,life,nature,spots,vulnerable,water,wild,wildlife,young

    comments (4)

  1. As always, an incredibly beautiful, rich and educational post. Master pieces! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. As always, your kind words are very much appreciated.

      Have been away for a while. So very eager to share ... Cant wait for your interview and photos from your recent trip!!!
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. Thank you so much. I've started the new Madagascar set, but I'll be sharing it very slowly, it's my winter stock :) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Lovely shot! Posted 3 years ago

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The Bateleur is a medium-sized eagle in the bird family ''Accipitridae'' which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as buzzards, kites and harriers. It is the only member of the genus ''Terathopius'' and probably the origin of the "Zimbabwe bird", national emblem of Zimbabwe.

The Bateleur eagle is a common resident species of the open savanna country in Sub-Saharan Africa, though it also occurs in south-west Arabia. Total distribution size is estimated at 28,000,000 km2... more

Similar species: Falcons
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Uploaded Oct 31, 2015. Captured Oct 9, 2015 14:48 in Unnamed Road, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/10.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 186mm