Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Yabello Area, Ethiopia
19 January 2014

    Martial Eagle is Africa's largest eagle and is found in a broad swath from West Africa over to the Horn of Africa, down the eastern part of the continent, and southward from Kenya through the entire section of southern Africa over to the west coast. Its prey covers a wide range of species depending on the area where it forages. We saw dikdiks fairly often in this area and I suspect that they formed a substantial part of the Martial Eagle's diet, as well as hares which were quite numerous also. Large birds such as guineafowl and bustards are also taken.




12 comments:

  1. Wow, excellent photos of beautiful eagle! Congratulations!
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  2. Lovely Martial Eagle, well photographed David.

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  3. A unique looking eagle, not as slick looking as most! He looks a bit dishevelled.

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  4. A very unusual-looking eagle! It looks a little unkempt with its strange breast plumage and what appears to be a rather long neck.

    More great images, David!

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  5. Wish my images were half as good as these,super captures.
    John.

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  6. That's an impressive looking raptor!

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  7. Hi David!
    That is definitely a magnificent bird, very present in souther Africa!
    I remember seeing a few individuals on each outing in the bush!
    I Love your pictures, he is sooo proud!!!

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  8. Beautiful pictures of this beautiful Eagle.

    Groetjes Tinie

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  9. What a handsome guy! Great Picture!
    M//

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