Bateleur with kill 2

We observed this Bateleur (Afrikaans name Berghaan, Zulu name iNgqungqulu) steal a kill from a Yellow-billed Kite. One minute the Yellow billed Kite was busy eating and next minute there was the Bateleur.

Bateleur with kill intestines

The Bateleur is one of the bigger eagles in South Africa and is now listed as Vulnerable.

Bateleur eating

The Bateleur immediately took ownership of the kill and began by ripping out the intestines, then pieces of meat.

Bateleur with kill eat

It was busy eating even the fur of the Scrub Hare.

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