this shot was made during the recent visit to kabini (the land of leopards!!!) we spoted this eagle on open cultivated plains of kabini while driving to Jungle Lodges & Resort.
Short- toed eagles can be recognised in the field by their predominantly white underside, the upper parts being greyish brown, brightly yellow eyes and lightly barred under wing.these eagle spend more time on the wing than do most members of its genus;
Its prey is mostly reptiles, mainly snakes, but also some lizards. Occasionally small mammals to the size of a rabbit too; rarely birds and large insects.
This eagle is generally very silent. On occasions it emits a variety of musical whistling notes. & can live up to 17 years.
Your comments/critics are welcome.
Location - Kabini | Karnataka | India