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Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis  
Steppe Eagle
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :Gaushala, near Tal Chappar WLS, Churu District, Rajasthan, India
Date : 24 October 2012
English synonyms:Eastern Steppe Eagle (nipalensis), Western Steppe-Eagle (orientalis)
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Endangered
Remarks :2nd/3rd calendar year Steppe Eagle with 2nd/3rd calendar year Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax vindhiana in the background.

Story behind these photographs... 1. the first Steppe Eagle perched 2. second, the Tawny Eagle (paler bird) joins 3. the Tawny Eagle scoots while the second Steppe Eagle occupies the same place 4. the first and second Steppe Eagles together - JK