Description Name: Terathopius ecaudatus Diet Description: Diet includes mice, birds, antelope, snakes, and carrion (dead or decaying animal). Habitat: The Bateleur Eagle prefers tree and brush savanna. Distribution: Found throughout Africa south of the Sahara. Socialisation: Bateleur eagles pair for life and stay in the same nest for several years. Unpaired adults can sometimes be seen near a nest site. The unpaired bird is not rejected by the mating pair but it does not help with nesting. Reproduction: A female will lay a single egg in the nest that sits in a large tree that offers protection. Mother incubates the egg while father collects food and sticks for the nest. Sometimes the father incubates. After an incubation period of 50-60 days the baby Bateleur eagle hatches. 110 days later, the hatchling will leave the nest, but will continue to receive food from its parents for another 100 days. Only a small percentage of chicks make it to adulthood (+/-2%).
I am also on FAA and http://www.zazzle.com/DiDi_Higginbotham Society6 and BlueCanvas My website: http://1-didi-higginbotham.artistwebsites.com/ *********** I have been painting most of my life. My love for animals has been a natural gravitation to painting them almost exclusively. Many of my paintings have been commissioned, and most have special stories. My subjects are from various places. I am an active supporter of animal reserves,sanctuaries and rescue groups. Many of my animals are from these places, I visit zoos and on occasion can be found wandering around in the wild. Some of my images only reside in my fertile mind and it does get crowded in there sometimes. (o: Most of my paintings are acrylics. I also enjoy photography and sharing what I see.