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60â€“75 cm (23Â½-29Â½ in)
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Africa. Widespread and common in sub-Saharan Africa breeding from southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya south to eastern South Africa. Also breeds within the Western Palearctic in Morocco and a small area of northern Algeria. Formerly also bred in Tunisia. Locally also in India, Pakistan and southern Nepal.
Considered conspecific with Steppe Eagle A. nipalensis by some authors.
Three subspecies recognized:
Vindhiana is sometimes included in Steppe Eagle or accepted as full species.
Semi-arid Acacia savanna, and also semi-desert, and steppes.
It lays 1â€“3 eggs in a stick nest in a small trees, crags, rocks and ruins, or on the ground.
The diet includes largely fresh carrion; it will kill small mammals up to the size of a rabbit, reptiles and birds up to the size of guineafowl. It will also steal food from other raptors.
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