Bateleur

Terathopius ecaudatus

This distinctive eagle, with its contrasting black, white and chestnut plumage,  is easy to identify. It is more often than not seen gliding across savannah and open woodland but is also frequently seen drinking at waterholes.

We first recorded this “acrobatic” bird of prey in May 2010 while staying at Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal. Our best sightings have been at the Kgalgadi Transfrontier  and Kruger National Parks.


Bateleur / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Bateleur / Southern Kruger National Park, South Africa / November 2018 Bateleur / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Bateleur – juv. / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Bateleur / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Bateleur / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 30 April 2013 Bateleur / Kruger National Park, South Africa Bateleur / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Bateleur / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 30 April 2013 Bateleur / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Bateleur / Kruger National Park, South Africa Bateleur – juv. / Nossop, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 01 May 2013 Bateleur / Nxai Pan, Botswana
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