The Tawny Eagle is a medium-large eagle.
There are three subspecies ranging from North and sub-Saharan Africa, Arabia and the Indian sub-continent which vary slightly in size,
rufous colour and plumage pattern, but differences between individuals seem as varied.
The related Steppe Eagle used to be considered the same species but has now been separated.
The AFRICAN TAWNY EAGLE above, Aquila rapax belisarius, comes from North, West and Central Africa.
It is mainly a scavenger stealing prey or eating carrion, but will kill small prey.
The nominal subspecies of Aquila rapax rapax covers East Africa into southern Arabia.
The INDIAN TAWNY EAGLE above, Aquila rapax vindhiana, inhabits the Indian sub-continent.
All subspecies eat mainly carrion or stolen kills.