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Tawny Eagle with cattle egret prey This eagle along with its mate had been hunting this egret for several minutes. The egret would hide under our car when the eagles approached. We finally got far enough away and this eagle was able to capture the egret. Aquila rapax,Geotagged,Kenya,Summer,Tawny Eagle Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Tawny Eagle with cattle egret prey

This eagle along with its mate had been hunting this egret for several minutes. The egret would hide under our car when the eagles approached. We finally got far enough away and this eagle was able to capture the egret.

    comments (6)

  1. Whoa! Fantastic capture! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 5 months ago
  2. What an emotive image and raptorial moment captured here! We all know how harsh the natural world is, but must appreciate it is all about finding sustenance and surviving to the next day. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you very much Ruth. This was an amazing event to witness! Posted 5 months ago
  3. Great shot Eric - stunning Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you very much! Posted 5 months ago

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The Tawny Eagle is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. It was once considered to be closely related to the migratory Steppe Eagle, ''Aquila nipalensis'', and the two forms have previously been treated as conspecific. They were split based on pronounced differences in morphology and anatomy; two molecular studies, each based on a very small number of genes, indicate that the species are distinct but disagree over how closely related they are.

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
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Uploaded Mar 25, 2020. Captured Feb 15, 2020 09:30 in C103, Kenya.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/4000s
  • ISO1600
  • 240mm