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Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis   - Taking off
Steppe Eagle
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 21 December 2015
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 :We saw two Steppe Eagle at Little Rann of Kutch on that day. They take few small steps before takeoff. Better to say jumping instead of walking.- VP & PM