Scientific Name: Circaetus gallicus Common Name: Short-toed Snake Eagle, Short-toed eagle
Identifying Features: white head, brown plumage, silver beak, yellow eyes
- This eagle is generally very silent. On occasions, it emits a variety of musical whistling notes. When breeding, it lays only one egg. It can live up to 17 years.
- Its prey is mostly reptiles, mainly snakes, but also some lizards. Occasionally, they prey on small mammals up to the size of a rabbit, and rarely birds and large insects.
This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss via Flickr.
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