Tawny Eagle
Aquila rapax
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The tawny eagles in the upper photo were feasting on recently emerged termites (Mkomazi, 12-21), courtesy of Kim Axmann. The 'spotted' morph in the right 7th row is rare, estimated at only 1 in 250,000 tawny eagles; it was seen at Ndutu (12-12), courtesy of Paul Oliver (another is in the slideshow #43); The 5th row pair was seen at Mkomazi NP (9-21) is courtesy of Bob Kasworm; the 9th row right photo is also courtesy of Paul Oliver. The photo of the light and dark morphs was taken at Naabi Hill (1-13), courtesy of Tom Nicholls. The upper flight photo (Serengeti, 1-12) is courtesy of Rick Carlson. Click the image above to see a slideshow that includes other morphs, immatures, fledges, nests and various activities. Click on the links below to see other activities:

1. View a tawny that brought down a flying white stork.
2. View a juvenile feeding.
3. View a fledge flying from a nest.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Paul Oliver, Steve Brynes, Colin Beale, Derek Kverno, Stuart Webb, Miquel Bonet, Kim Axmann
Rick Carlson, Doug McLennan, Karine Van der Vurst, Tom Nicholls, Bob Kasworm

Last Update this page: 12-20-21