Saturday, February 13, 2010

Changeable Hawk-Eagle enjoying a feast !


While looking for Tiger scats on a trail in Bor wildlife sanctuary, came across a carcass of a calf of Nilgai. I looked at it and moved ahead. On the way back saw a Changeable Hawk-Eagle on the carcass. For the next 3 days this eagle had a feast! I couldn't make out who made the kill, but it was clear that the Hawk-eagle was enjoying it. As my routes were fixed, I got to see it daily, and the eagle didn't bother at all; it was busy with it's ....food for life. It was a nice opportunity to observe this amazing raptor at close quarters.

7 comments:

Anu said...

This was beautiful!!! You are indeed lucky to see such wonderful sights!

Prach.. said...

Grt pictorial.... !! good ..!!

Raju Kasambe said...

Hi Aditya,
It is really a great Video. I have never heard of this before. But I know of a incidence in which probably the Changeable-hawk Eagle had killed a Jungle Cat. And I know of a reference in which it had killed many Domestic Cats.
Can it overpower or somehow kill a Neelgai fawn?
May someday the answer will come.
Congratuations on such a beautiful video.
Regards,
Raju Kasambe

sabu said...

Beautiful video. The nearest I got to something similar was seeing a scavenger cannibalising a small bird. I have that on video.

neelpathak said...

great video....

Guru said...

beautiful video!!
2 Questions..
1. Can CHE make such a big kill.
2. If CHE feasting on the kill made by other predator, then are there any records of CHE scavenging??

vidarbhawildlife said...

Thanks Everyone :)
@ Raju Sir, Hope we get an answer to this question.
@ Guru, we dont know if CHE can kill a prey of that size; but they are known to scavenge.