Bateleur "Terathopius ecaudatus"

MEASUREMENTS: The Bateleur is 24 inches long, has a wingspan of 5 1/2 - 6 feet, and weighs 4 - 6 1/2 pounds. Bateleurs have very short tails and long wings.

HABITAT: Bateleurs inhabit open woodlands and tree savannas of Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

DIET: The Bateleur will eat a variety of reptiles, mammals, and small birds, but the bulk of the Bateleur’s diet is carrion. They hunt using low sweeping flights about 150 feet off the ground, then spiral down onto their prey.
Ref:
Date:
08/08/10
Location:
The Raptor Centre, Groombridge place, Kent.
Photographer:

Bateleur "Terathopius ecaudatus"

Bateleur
MEASUREMENTS: The Bateleur is 24 inches long, has a wingspan of 5 1/2 - 6 feet, and weighs 4 - 6 1/2 pounds. Bateleurs have very short tails and long wings.

HABITAT: Bateleurs inhabit open woodlands and tree savannas of Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

DIET: The Bateleur will eat a variety of reptiles, mammals, and small birds, but the bulk of the Bateleur’s diet is carrion. They hunt using low sweeping flights about 150 feet off the ground, then spiral down onto their prey.
Ref:
Date:
08/08/10
Location:
The Raptor Centre, Groombridge place, Kent.
Photographer: