Scientific Name: Aquila nipalensis Common Name: Steppe Eagle
Identifying Features: brown body, yellow feet, black claws
- The steppe eagle’s diet is largely fresh carrion of all kinds, but it will kill rodents and other small mammals up to the size of a hare, and birds up to the size of partridges.
- Like other species, the steppe eagle has a crop in its throat allowing it to store food for several hours before being moved to the stomach.
This image was clicked by Peter Stubbs – via Flickr.
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