Juvenile Bateleur Eagle - Samburu National Reserve Kenya

Sue Earnshaw

Par, United Kingdom

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Taken early one morning in Samburu. It was stunning light for photography complete with a stunning bird to photograph.

An apology – I had incorrectly named this bird as a Tawny Eagle, it is in fact juvenile Bateleur Eagle, Many thanks to Peter who was good enough to take the time to let me know of my error …

Terathopius ecaudatus

Some Bateleur facts courtesy of the internet

The eagle hunts over a territory of 250 square miles (650 km2) a day. The prey of this raptor is mostly birds, including pigeons and sandgrouse, and also small mammals; it also takes carrion.

The Bateleur is generally silent, but on occasions it produces a variety of barks and screams.

“Bateleur” is French for “tight-rope walker”. This name describes the bird’s characteristic habit of tipping the ends of its wings when flying, as if catching its balance.

Nikon D700

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