Steppe Eagle

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is large bird with broader, longer and more 'fingered' wings. It has a protruding head and neck and a longer tail. The bill is larger and the legs have fuller, baggy 'trousers'. The size varies from 75 to 78 cm in length, and has a small ginger colored patch on its nape.

Steppe Eagles usually have two pale bars on their upper as well as on the undersides of their wings. The bird feeds on carrion, small birds and reptiles. Steppe Eagle can be seen in Uttaranchal and Rajasthan.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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