Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Umdoni Crowned Eagle Juvenile Kill

Clive Edmundson has forwarded this very interesting photo of the Umdoni Crowned Eagle juvenile with a Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis kill. The photo was captured by Carol Weedon during a recent visit to Umdoni Park in the last week of April 2011.

The bird is approximately 8 months old and is likely to have fledged in early January 2011 according to Clive Quickelberge.

The youngest crowned eagle seen to make a kill on its own did so 61 days after fledging, but more often its parents feed the juvenile every 3 to 5 days for the next 9 to 12 months while the youngster practices its hunting skills.[1].

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