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Old Monday 25th January 2010, 18:08   #1
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Question Do African Crowned Eagles eat carrion?

I am aware than Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles sometimes eat carrion. Has it ever been recorded that Crowned eagles eat carrion too? Juveniles or adults?

What about the Harpy and Philippine eagles? Do they eat carrion?


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Old Tuesday 26th January 2010, 19:49   #2
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According to this page, it does:

http://www.arkive.org/crowned-hawk-e...atus/info.html

Most eagles will at least occasionally eat carrion, especially juvenile birds.

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Old Wednesday 27th January 2010, 01:29   #3
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Surprisingly, according to sources, the martial eagle rarely takes carrion and I guess its the same here with the crowned eagle.
Golden eagles, bald eagles, tawny eagles, etc surprisingly are as good scavengers as they are hunters (proabably better hunters than scavengers - e-.g. tawny eagles can be found among vultures and marabao storks).
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Old Wednesday 27th January 2010, 04:13   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I searched a little and I think now I can say that all birds of prey eat carrion, only some do it more than others. I reached this after I found several reliable sources describing such behaviour by Peregrine Falcons, both adults and juveniles.

http://www.jstor.org/pss/3536886

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/8...tscarrion2.png

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Old Saturday 27th February 2010, 01:04   #5
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Its acctually rare to fin accounts of peregrine falcons feeding on carrion. Thanks for posting that!
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