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
2020-11-05 11:11Etosha NP--Namutoni Camp2
2020-11-20 22:03Santawani Lodge1
2020-11-07 06:00Akagera NP (southern area)1
2020-11-14 07:00Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)1
2020-11-26 07:05Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2020-11-17 07:07Serengeti NP--Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge4
2020-11-15 10:18Maasai Mara NR--Northern section and boundaries1
2020-11-14 15:47Serengeti NP--Seronera5
2020-11-25 06:06Enonkishu Conservancy
2020-11-29 10:50Serengeti NP2
2020-12-01 06:01Mara Training Centre2
2020-11-28 07:47Kgaswane Nature Reserve1
2020-11-05 06:27Simien Mountains NP1
2020-11-14 11:44Serengeti NP--Naabi Hill Gate1
2020-11-21 15:52Mabula Game Lodge2
2020-11-07 09:30Lake Naivasha--Crescent Camp1
2020-11-07 11:05Sululta Plain4
2020-11-22 11:31Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate4
2020-11-12 08:08Addis Ababa--Bole International Airport1
2020-11-12 13:00Tarangire NP--Lemiyon Circuit Grasslands1
2020-11-24 07:35Tarangire NP1
2020-11-22 13:55Tarangire NP--Silale Swamp2
2020-11-08 08:30Nairobi NP--Nagolomon Dam2
2020-11-29 10:13Nairobi NP1
2020-11-07 06:50Samburu NR1
2020-11-25 09:30Magongo Hills1
2020-11-14 12:59Samburu NR--Elephant Bedroom Camp
2020-11-06 06:42Buffalo Springs NR--Buffalo Springs Lodge2
2020-11-13 14:20Shaba NR--Shaba Sarova Lodge1
2020-11-05 06:30Shaba NR
2020-11-21 10:12Amboseli NP1
2020-11-14 09:40Kruger NP--Masorini Archaeological Site1
2020-11-18 11:47Tsavo West NP--northern section
2020-12-02 05:45Ngala Private Game Reserve1
2020-11-26 07:16Mikumi NP1
2020-11-22 09:35Tsavo West NP (general)1
2020-11-07 06:50Taita Lowlands--Lumo Conservancy/Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-16 10:00Kruger NP--Talamati Bushveld Camp1
2020-11-29 07:43Tsavo East NP--Lugards Falls
2020-11-22 11:05Kruger NP--Berg-en-Dal to Malelane Gate/S1101
2020-11-18 14:44Kruger NP--Salitje Rd/S303
2020-11-28 11:05Lower Galana River, Tsavo East NP
2020-11-25 16:40Desert NP1
2020-11-24 07:35Desert NP--Sudasari1
2020-11-24 07:00Desert National Park1
2020-11-30 13:25Chandan2
2020-11-28 14:12Jorbeer Carcass Dump, Bikaner1
2020-11-22 15:53Jorbeer Vulture Conservation Centre1
2020-11-21 10:11Chhapar Village Chowk and Pond2
2020-11-21 12:08Tal Chhapar WLS--Gaushala Area1
2020-11-22 12:38Tal Chhapar Bypass Road1
2020-11-05 16:17Saswad, Pune Dt1
2020-11-09 19:29Panhala fort1
2020-11-07 10:32Bhigwan -- Diksal1
2020-11-12 11:09Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP1
2020-11-29 15:19Sindhuvalli, Nanjanagudu (ಸಿಂಧುವಳ್ಳಿ)1
2020-11-21 08:40Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve1
2020-11-22 15:20Sri Revanasideshwara (SRS) Hills1
2020-11-29 06:47Hessaraghatta Kere1
2020-11-21 11:00Uyyamballi Kere (Temple on Lake)1
2020-11-21 09:00Cauvery WLS--Arkavathi Bridge1
2020-11-10 09:43Ragihalli, Bangalore1
2020-11-15 06:45Jaipurdoddi1
2020-11-16 07:15Muthanallur Kere2
2020-11-28 13:26Sengulam Kanmaai, Kalligudi1
2020-11-22 14:40Malookpur Wetland1