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Bateleur

Terathopius ecaudatus

Description:

Very distinctive with red facial skin

Habitat:

Open woodland and veld

Notes:

They mainly eat mammals, birds and reptiles but commonly scavenge carrion, which it is doing in this photo. We think it was eating the eye balls of the dead impala. Not sure what the cause of death was. We waited for ages and saw no predators so it might have died of natural causes.

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VanessaVermaak
Spotted by
VanessaVermaak

Limpopo, South Africa

Lat: -23.82, Long: 31.45

Spotted on Apr 20, 2009
Submitted on Apr 18, 2011

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