Thursday, 23 April 2015

Its A Bird Eat Bird World!

Bateleur Eagle feeds on a Helmeted Guineafowl in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Like most raptors in the national parks, the Bateleur Eagle prefers to feed high up in the secluded and private confines of the acacia tree tops. On occasion however, when a healthy prey such as this 1.5kg guineafowl presents itself and the eagle successfully completes the hunt, it may decide to start feeding on the ground and once halfway through, take the lighter and more manageable remains up into the trees.  

Before the Bateleur Eagle starts feeding, it meticulously plucks out all the feathers in a chosen area of its meal then proceeds to dig into its feast while tearing out manageable morsels as photographed above.

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