Definition of tawny eagle in English:

tawny eagle


  • A uniformly brown eagle found in Asia and Africa.

    Aquila rapax, family Accipitridae

    • ‘That is what one particularly splendid species of the tawny eagle (Aquila rapax vindhiana) discovered recently when it was let free in the People for Animals shelter at Kengeri.’
    • ‘Natural predators of kori bustards include martial eagles, tawny eagles, Verreaux eagles, leopards, lions, caracal and jackals.’
    • ‘However, scavenging birds such as vultures, bateleurs and tawny eagles, all of which are very good at finding carrion, come down to baited carcasses and are poisoned.’
    • ‘So they're fantastically good at detecting them; tawny eagles take them, Verreaux's eagles take them sometimes, the pale-chanting goshawk takes the pups.’
    • ‘Short-toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles, lagger falcons and kestrels are the commonest of these.’