Possible predation of a Pygmy Falcon by a Tawny Eagle in Namibia

  • Joshua I Engel

Abstract

On 8 August 2010, approximately 2km east-southeast of Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha National Park, Namibia, my tour group and I an adult Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax with a prey item. The prey item was clearly a fairly small, very pale bird that we assumed was a Cape Turtle-Dove Streptopelia capensis. We photographed the eagle and its prey item; when we examined the photos later we realized that the prey item was not a Cape Turtle-Dove as expected, but a Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus.
Published
2011-05-30
How to Cite
ENGEL, Joshua I. Possible predation of a Pygmy Falcon by a Tawny Eagle in Namibia. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], p. 34 - 35, may 2011. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/120>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2018.
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