WAHLBERG'S EAGLE - Aquila wahlbergi - Bruinarend

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

Artist's Description

PLEASE VIEW IN LARGE, TAHNK YOU
Captured: Groenland Safari’s, Tolwe, Limpopo, SOUTH AFRICA

Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 330mm
1/1000 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 360

TRUE EAGLES
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.
55-60cm

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