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Latin name

 

Aquila rapax

Family

 

Birds of prey

Size

 

Length 65-72 cm

Weight

 

Average weight :1,9 kg (m), 1,5 - 2,4 kg (f)

Colour

 

Usually light tawny brown, but varies from dark brown to creamy white; feet and base of bill yellow.

Appearance

 

Steppe eagle, but not migratory (therefore present in winter also); feathering of legs much shaggier than in the lesser spotted eagle; tail rounded (square in Wahlberg's eagle).

Habitat

 

Bushveld, savanna, semi-arid acacia thornveld.