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Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis  
Steppe Eagle
Photographer : © Jaysukh Parekh “Suman”
Location :near Viramgam, Gujarat, India
Date : 18 February 2013
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 :Least Concern
Remarks :The white on the forehead above the cere is a down feather that the eagle picked up from under its contour (body) feathers while preening. It just accidentally stuck there and will soon drop off. - Hans Peeters