The tawny eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. It was once considered to be closely related to the migratory steppe eagle, Aquila nipalensis, and the two forms have previously been treated as conspecific. They were split based on pronounced differences in morphology and anatomy; two molecular studies, each based on a very small number of genes, indicate that the species are distinct but disagree over how closely related they are.

It breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a resident breeder which lays 1–3 eggs in a stick nest in a tree, crag or on the ground.

Throughout its range, it favours open dry habitats such as desert, semi-desert, steppes, or savannah plains.
Tawny Eagle
Date Location Count
2020-03-15 10:03Entebbe Botanical Garden1
2020-03-12 08:00Kgalagadi TFCA--Mata Mata Camp1
2020-03-11 09:57Chobe Safari Lodge1
2020-03-14 09:13Lochinvar NP1
2020-03-20 06:29Hwange NP--Shumba Camp2
2020-03-20 08:14Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)1
2020-03-23 06:22Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle1
2020-03-12 11:36Maasai Mara NR--Naibor Camp2
2020-03-14 07:00Yabello area1
2020-03-11 08:45Lake Basaka--north shore2
2020-03-29 08:01Nairobi NP
2020-04-08 07:15Magongo Hills1
2020-03-16 15:15Liben Plains--south1
2020-03-11 08:10Liben Plain1
2020-03-19 16:15Karongwe PGR1
2020-03-17 13:40Wonderfontein Pans1
2020-03-18 05:40Umbabat NR--Ingwelala2
2020-03-15 06:00Motswari Private Game Reserve1
2020-03-11 09:59Kruger NP--Skukuza-Nkuhlu Road/H4-11
2020-03-11 07:00Kruger NP--Afsaal Picnic Site2
2020-03-11 07:45Kruger NP--Malelane-Afsaal Rd/H31
2020-03-14 07:30Desert NP1
2020-03-14 07:22Tal Chhapar Sanctuary2
2020-03-15 07:30Tal Chhapar WLS--Gaushala Area3
2020-03-15 08:15Mangar Bani1
2020-03-15 07:41Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur1
2020-03-15 10:15Yamuna River near Taj
2020-03-14 06:05Jaipurdoddi1