Thursday, 7 March 2013

Martial Eagle with catch

Martial Eagle with it's catch (a Marsh Terrapin)
The Martial Eagle is the largest eagle in Africa and has a weight around 3-6.2kg. Become 78-96cm. It has dark brown feathers on it's wings and head. On it's chest and legs is white feathers with dark brown speckles. It's an apex predator, being at the top of the avian food chain in its environment and provided it's in good health, has no natural predators. They will eat birds, reptiles, snakes and medium-sized ground-dwelling species such as guineafowl. It's conservation status is near threatened. (Breekoparend - Polemaetus bellicosus)

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