Definition of tawny eagle in English:

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tawny eagle


A uniformly brown eagle found in Asia and Africa.
  • Aquila rapax, family Accipitridae.
Example sentences
  • That is what one particularly splendid species of the tawny eagle (Aquila rapax vindhiana) discovered recently when it was let free in the People for Animals shelter at Kengeri.
  • Short-toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles, lagger falcons and kestrels are the commonest of these.
  • However, scavenging birds such as vultures, bateleurs and tawny eagles, all of which are very good at finding carrion, come down to baited carcasses and are poisoned.

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