Steppe Eagle – Карельский зоопарк

Steppe Eagle

Class: Birds

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Accipitridae

Weight: 2.2-4.6 kg

Height: 40-45 cm

Body length: Males 66-77 cm, Females 75-89 cm

Color: Brown, darkening with age

Age of sexual maturity: 3-4 years

Gestation period: about 45 days

Lifespan: about 30 years

Habitat: The Steppe Eagle nests in the steppe zone of Eurasia from the eastern coast of the Black Sea to Tibet, Manchuria, and Mongolia. In autumn, it migrates to Southeast Asia, India, Eastern and Southern Africa.

Diet: Consists of small mammals such as squirrels and rabbits. In winter, they also feed on reptiles and other small birds.

Did you know?

  • The Steppe Eagle can soar in the air even during a hurricane.
  • Each eye can focus on two objects simultaneously.
  • In ancient times, the eagle was considered a symbol of luck and victory, and in China and Egypt, it symbolized the sun.
  • This bird is capable of lifting a small fawn into the air.