Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) - HBW 2, p. 193
French: Aigle ravisseur
Spanish: Aguila Rapaz
Taxonomy: Falco rapax Temminck, 1828, South Africa.
Forms superspecies with A. nipalensis, and sometimes considered conspecific. Race vindhiana has been considered separate species, but limited differences do not support this. Three subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- vindhiana Franklin, 1831 - Pakistan, India, and S Nepal; possibly also Burma.
- belisarius (Levaillant, 1850) - Morocco and Algeria; S Arabia and tropical Africa S to N Zaire and N Kenya.
- rapax (Temminck, 1828) - S Kenya and S Zaire S to South Africa and W to Angola and Namibia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 26 videos
A bird on top of an acacia tree, preening and shaking its plumage. Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp belisarius)
Josep del Hoyo 12 December 2005 6 years ago 33 sec 4.7
An immature in flight. Locality Robe, Ethiopia (ssp belisarius)
Josep del Hoyo 3 December 2005 7 years ago 16 sec 4.5
A bird in a tree. Locality Imi, Ethiopia (ssp belisarius)
Josep del Hoyo 5 December 2005 7 years ago 56 sec 4.4
A bird perched on a telephone pole. Locality Robe, Ethiopia (ssp belisarius)
Josep del Hoyo 3 December 2005 7 years ago 46 sec 4.4
A bird sat in a tree looking around Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia
Kim Tarsey 1 November 2004 1 year ago 1 min 6 sec 4.3
A bird on top of an acacia tree, swallowing the legs of its avian prey. Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp belisarius)
Josep del Hoyo 12 December 2005 6 years ago 59 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 59 photos
Bird on a branch
Locality Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Gemsbok NP), Northern Cape Province, South Africa (ssp rapax)
Roland Bischoff 20 September 2005 1 year ago 4.5
I was told this is a blond morph of the Tawny Eagle. Kruger Park, South Africa.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp rapax)
Glenda Rees 8 August 2010 1 year ago 4.2
sharad agrawal January 2011 udaipur rajasthan Aquila rapax Accipitridae canon eos 40d SIGMA 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HS
Locality Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India (ssp vindhiana)
Sharad Agrawal 30 January 2011 2 years ago 4.2
An adult perched in a tree.
Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (ssp belisarius)
David Beadle 29 January 2009 16 weeks ago 4
Tawny Eagle Brown white spot on chest Yellow on sides of beak
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
HGhiold 27 October 2012 23 weeks ago 4
A young bird on the top of termitiery
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Krzysztof Blachowiak 18 November 2009 46 weeks ago 4
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