Scientific Name: Aquila heliaca Common Name: Imperial Eagle Other Name: Eastern imperial eagle
Identifying Features: blackish-brown plumage, paler head, streaked neck and breast
- The eastern imperial eagle is quite vocal on their breeding ground but tends to be silent or nearly so elsewhere. The main call of the species is a deep, harsh bark owk owk, gok gok or kraw-kraw.
- Imperial eagles typically still hunt, watching for prey at length from a moderately low perch, then often making a short stoop or dive to the ground once prey is spotted.
This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.
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