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Captured The Kruger National Park SOUTH AFRICA
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 400mm
1/640 sec – F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Distinguished from all other raptors by their fully feathered legs
Prey is killed either by impact or by crushing in powerful talons and flesh is torn by the well hooked bill.
Most eagles hunt while flying, wheeling effortlessly in rising warm air, and are seldom seen perched in fair weather.
WAHLBERG’S EAGLE – Aquila wahlbergi – Bruinarend
Common resident, August – March.
Occurs in several colour morphs. Dark and white – headed and white headed individuals also occur.
Sometimes utters a whistling ‘peeeeoo’ in flight.
A summer breeding eagle and the most common brown eagle at that time of the year.