Species Details

@Arno Meintjes

Tawny Eagle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aquila rapax
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eurasian Tawny Eagle
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Tawny Eagle is a large buff to brownish raptor (adult bird length approximately 67 cm, wing 51.7 cm, bill 5 cm, tarsus 8.5 cm, tail 26 cm). The female is a little larger than the male. The adult is extremely variable in plumage and may be any shade of brown from cream or dirty buff, through rufous to brownish-black above and below. It feeds on carrion and hunts small mammals, birds and reptiles.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Arno Meintjes (www.inaturalist.org/people/Arno Meintjes ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Rapha Nussbaumermore information, please contact us.