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πŸ“Έ by @ianjohnsonwild
by @ianjohnsonwild

A Juvenile martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) attacking a young warthog.

One of the largest and most powerful species of booted eagles. Opportunistic predators who vary their prey selection between mammals, birds and reptiles.

They have a unique hunting technique stooping in a steep dive from a high soar exhibited by only a few eagle species.

Their hallux-claw is on average 2 inches in length, this is their sharp hind claw using for stabbing and killing their prey.

It’s name Martial means war-like and indicates the force, brashness and indefatigable nature of their hunting habits.

An apex predator right at the top of the avian food chain, with over 90 different mammals in their diet.

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