What does tawny eagle mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tawny eagle, Aquila rapax(noun)

    brownish eagle of Africa and parts of Asia


  1. Tawny eagle

    The tawny eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Its heavily feathered legs mark it as a member of the subfamily Aquilinae, also known as booted eagles. Tawny eagles have an extensive but discontinuous breeding range that constitutes much of the African continent as well as the Indian subcontinent, with rare residency in the southern Middle East. Throughout its range, it favours open dry habitats such as semideserts, deserts steppes, or savanna plains. Despite its preference for arid areas, the species seldom occurs in areas where trees are entirely absent. It is a resident breeder which lays one to three eggs in a stick nest most commonly in the crown of a tree. The tawny eagle is perhaps the most highly opportunistic of all Aquilinae, and often scavenges on carrion or engages in kleptoparasitism towards other carnivorous animals but is also a bold and active predator, often of relatively large and diverse prey. It is estimated that tawny eagles can reach the age of 16 years old. Nonetheless, precipitous declines have been detected throughout the tawny eagle's range. Numerous factors, particularly loss of nesting habitat due to logging and global warming, as well as persecution (largely via poisoning) and other anthropogenic mortality (largely through contact with various manmade objects) are driving the once numerous tawny eagle perhaps to the brink of extinction.


  1. tawny eagle

    The tawny eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large, bird of prey species found in Africa and parts of Asia. They are named for their tawny or golden-brown coloration, and they are known for their strong flight and keen eyesight used for locating prey. Its diet mainly consists of small mammals, birds and carrion. Their habitat ranges from desert to savannahs and grasslands. Tawny eagles are monogamous and usually mate for life. This species is currently classified as vulnerable due to habitat destruction and hunting.


  1. Tawny Eagle

    The Tawny Eagle is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. It was once considered to be closely related to the migratory Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis, and the two forms have previously been treated as conspecific. They were split based on pronounced differences in morphology and anatomy; two molecular studies, each based on a very small number of genes, indicate that the species are distinct but disagree over how closely related they are. It breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a resident breeder which lays 1–3 eggs in a stick nest in a tree, crag or on the ground. Throughout its range it favours open dry habitats, such as desert, semi-desert, steppes, or savannah, plains.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tawny eagle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tawny eagle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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