'Lucy' is our Tawny Eagle, she was born in 2008
The Tawny Eagle, like all Eagles is a member of the Accipitridae family. Although this is a large Eagle it is one of the smaller species with a wingspan of between 63 and 75 inches when fully matured. Its Tawny underparts, Blackish flight feathers and tail truly make it a sight to behold with its striking plumage.
Tawny Eagles can be found in three distinct populations, the first being Asia. Encompassing South East Iran, Pakistan, North West India, Southern Nepal and Western Myanmar. The second includes much of Western Africa in addition to Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and the South Western Arabian Peninsula. The third of the populations cover Sub-Saharan Africa from Namibia and Botswana to Northern South Africa , Lesotho and Swaziland.
Having a wide range of prey their diet can consist of many varied mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Most of the prey is taken is taken on the ground, they hunt with short dives and swoops but can sometimes kill birds up to the size of flamingos in flight.