Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52280

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Aquila
Genus species:Anitibyx armatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:65-75 cm
Identification:The tawny eagle is red-brown to yellow-buff in color. It lacks any conspicuous markings.
Habitat:Forested mountains, valleys, plains
Diet:Carnivore: carrion, insects, small birds and mammals
Reproduction:Nests, usually built in tree tops, are often used for several years in a row. The season for breeding varies by location. One to two eggs are laid by the female.
Tawny eagles are either solitary or in pairs.
Behavior:The tawny eagle associates with vultures and other carrion feeders at lion kills and around camps.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Tawny eagles are prone to rob other raptors and have even been known to drive the big martial eagle from its prey.

Other Information

Geographic:Northwestern Africa
Southern Africa
Date:1966-12 Subjects:Tawny eagle
raptor
hawk-like bird
Aquila
Eagles
Accipitridae
Falconiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Birds of prey
Predatory animals
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52280