bateleur eagle


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bateleur eagle

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bateleur

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(Animals) an African crested bird of prey, Terathopius ecaudatus, with a short tail and long wings: subfamily Circaetinae, family Accipitridae (hawks, etc)
[C19: from French bateleur juggler]
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I HAD an unusual call this week from the local bird of prey centre which had a bateleur eagle with a watery eye.
Others which have fled their quarters include a red river hog, an ibis, a Bateleur eagle, a macaw and a Madagascan teal.
But as Mr Ashcroft packed up his display at the end of the festival, two of the birds - a grey owl and bateleur eagle - were stolen from the back of his van.
But as Mr Ashcroft packed up his display on Sunday, two of the birds - a grey owl and bateleur eagle - were stolen from the back of his van.
At one of the falconry shows Saturday, Beauchamp, a self-proclaimed "bird lover," was enthralled by the augur buzzard, Barbary falcon, steppe eagle and Bateleur eagle that Las Vegas-based bird and animal handler Joe Krathwohl showed off to a crowd of about 250 people.
The centre has three other eagles - a Russian Steppes eagle called Zara, Savanna, a ferruginous eagle,and an as yet unnamed bateleur eagle.