Prey and Predator
The Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. Throughout its range, it favours open dry habitats such as desert, semidesert, steppes, or savannah plains. The tawny eagle’s diet is largely fresh carrion of all kinds, but it kills small mammals up to the size of a rabbit, reptiles, and birds up to the size of guineafowl. It also steals food from other raptors.