Oriental Bird Images

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis   - Taking off
Steppe Eagle
Photographer : © Manjusha Savant
Location :Netsi Flats, Ramgarh, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India
Date : 10 January 2020
English synonyms:Eastern Steppe Eagle (nipalensis), Western Steppe-Eagle (orientalis)
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Endangered
Remarks :The Steppe Eagle was sitting on a flat ground. When it flew from the ground, it had to actually touch the ground approx 3-4 times to push itself to gain momentum and height.
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