As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Eastern Imperial Eagle spotted at Sarola for first time




| Monday | 12th March, 2018

Aurangabad: The Eastern Imperial Eagle also known as ‘Shahi Garud’ has been spotted in Sarola area, around 20 kilometer from the city, taking bird experts by surprise.The migratory bird is said to have been sighted for the first time in Aurangabad region. However, it is the first time that the rare bird has entered Aurangabad area.”Nearly 85 centimetre in size, Eastern Imperial Eagle has white patches on the shoulder, a golden buff crown and nape. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the eagle as a ‘vulnerable’ species.Environmentalist Kishor Pathak, who spotted the bird on the bank of a pond located near the entrance of Sarola, said Eastern Imperial Eagles are relatively bolder in nature compared to other varieties of eagle.Pathak said, “The bird is spotted in some parts of Maharashtra during winter as they tend to migrate during the season. The bird feeds on rats, reptiles, birds and even small mammals. Hence, deforestation has been shrinking their habitats.
Aurangabad: The Eastern Imperial Eagle also known as ‘Shahi Garud’ has been spotted in Sarola area, around 20 kilometer from the city, taking bird experts by surprise.The migratory bird is said to have been sighted for the first time in Aurangabad region.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the eagle as a ‘vulnerable’ species.Environmentalist Kishor Pathak, who spotted the bird on the bank of a pond located near the entrance of Sarola, said Eastern Imperial Eagles are relatively bolder in nature compared to other varieties of eagle.Pathak said, “The bird is spotted in some parts of Maharashtra during winter as they tend to migrate during the season.


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