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Tawny Eagle

Aquila rapax

ML201992841

IBC1578954

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Robert Humphries
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Kruger NP--central section (please be more specific)
Limpopo, South Africa
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Latitude and Longitude -23.9586, 31.4367 Map

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A Tawny Eagle feeding on the carcass of a male Impala . Tawny Eagles (Aquila rapax) are fairly common in protected areas, but are declining elsewhere. They occur widely throughout sub-Saharan Africa, only avoiding areas of rainforest and far southern South Africa. This Tawny Eagle was feeding on the abandoned carcass of a male Impala that had been killed and eaten by a Leopard the night before near the edge of the H1-4 Road north of Satara Restcamp in Kruger National Park in the early morning. It was displaced from the carcass by a White-headed Vulture and then several White-backed Vultures. Elevation: 287 m. Date added to IBC: April 21, 2019.

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IBC scientific name: Aquila rapax rapax.

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