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Birds of Prey v Carnivorans
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Verreaux's Eagle owl with freshly killed adult spotted genet.
We saw them on two occasions. The first was in Buffalo Springs National Reserve in northern Kenya. Our driver got a call over his radio that a leopard had been spotted in a tree. When we got there, several vehicles were parked and people were scanning one of several trees. It took awhile, but we eventually caught sight of a striped tail hanging down over the limb of a tree. Our driver got closer and he eventually said, it looks more like an owl. It finally became apparent, as more and more people got looking at it with binoculars, that it was an owl in the tree feeding on a large-spotted genet, a carnivorous mammal related to the civet, which is nocturnal and has a striped tail. It was unbelievable to me that this owl could take down a carnivorous cat. 
These same owls have been recorded flying off with mongooses weighing 4 lbs. 


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Wedge-tailed eagle carrying live fox. 

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Great horned owl with adult skunk. 

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Great horned owl feeding on skunk 

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A Sparrowhawk's Lament: How British Breeding Birds of Prey Are Faring: How .

The half-starved young female fox killed the attacking Goshawk and ate it before dying.




Journal Reference:
Paragi, Thomas F., and George M. Wholecheese. 1994. Marten, Martes americana, predation on a Northern Goshawk, Accipter gentilis. Canadian Field-Naturalist 108(1): 81-82. 

Abstract
The site where a Marten ([i]Martes americana) killed a Northern Goshawk (Accipter gentilis) was found during snowtracking in the taiga of western interior Alaska. The Marten dragged the raptor >0.5 km before beginning to feed on it. Although Martens are known to prey on passerines and gallinaceous birds. this is apparently the first report of one attacking and consuming a raptor.[/i]


Marten__Martes_americana__Predation_on_a_Northern_Goshawk__Accipter_gentilis.pdf (1.95 MiB)




Bald Eagle v Cougar Cub



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"Jeff Hogan caught something that will blow your mind! Here you'll see F99 being dive-bombed and attacked by a mature bald eagle! The eagle succeeded in grabbing her rear end and yanking her into the air. F99 was ready for the next swoop and leaped into the air in an attempt to snag the eagle."





Martial eagle with white-tailed mongoose. 

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Another juvenile bird this time with a banded mongoose. 

A phenomenal sighting captured by our recent guest, Tara L Waters, of a juvenile martial eagle catching a banded mongoose. Ranger James Tyrrell believes that this may have been one of the first independent hunting experiences for this young martial eagle. When they arrived at the scene, the eagle was on the ground with the mongoose pinned in its talons. It did not seem to know what to do next, however, as the poor mongoose’s tail could still occasionally be seen to flick. Eventually the juvenile martial flew off with its prey to a nearby marula tree, and the vice-like grip it must have exerted on the mongoose seemed finally to end its struggles. Take a look at these incredible pictures…



Wedge-tailed Eagle carrying young Fox:

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Black- chested Buzzard-eagle predation on cub culpeo fox in Chile; the predation on fox cubs had already been reported in Peru

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Black- chested Buzzard-eagle predation on Molina’s hog-nosed skunk

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Harpy eagle predation on coati

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Tawny Eagle predation on genet

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Martial eagle predation mongoose

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Carnivores are pretty common prey in the martial eagle, mainly mongoose, meerkat and bat-eared fox.

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Gee the Martial Eagle is an impressive bird!
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#7
I've got a feeling that the Bald Eagle is scavenging in those photos. The last Raccoon looks like road kill.
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(04-16-2019, 11:15 PM)Taipan Wrote: I've got a feeling that the Bald Eagle is scavenging in those photos. The last Raccoon looks like road kill.

the raccoons are usually casual prey of the bald eagle, but in the last photo I also think that the raccoon was run over on the road and the eagle is taking advantage.





although it is more common raccoon attacks to the bald eagle nests in search of chicks and eggs.











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(04-16-2019, 11:42 PM)Shenzi Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 11:15 PM)Taipan Wrote: I've got a feeling that the Bald Eagle is scavenging in those photos. The last Raccoon looks like road kill.

the raccoons are usually casual prey of the bald eagle, but in the last photo I also think that the raccoon was run over on the road and the eagle is taking advantage.

In the first series of photos the Raccoon looks stiff like its already dead. And the American Black Vultures were probably feeding on it when the Bald Eagle stole the carcass. That's just my opinion!
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(04-13-2019, 02:02 PM)Taipan Wrote: Gee the Martial Eagle is an impressive bird!

A Martial Eagle tries for a Lion Cub!



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^ That eagle was pushing her luck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r50225yFGDs


& The dead serval in the tree (earlier, above) appeared to have been already well fed on, perhaps it had
actually been killed by a leopard, stashed in the tree, & the eagle was scavenging from the remains?
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Harris's hawk predation on lesser grison in Buenos Aires 

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Indian Grey Mongoose with Indian Eagle Owl Kill, Maharashtra.

This photograph was taken in February 2015 at Hiraj-Solapur, Maharashtra, where Indian Eagle Owls are regularly seen near a canal.

I was surprised to see an Indian Eagle Owl in the clutches of an Indian Grey Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii). When I came across the scene, the kill was pretty fresh and there were feathers lying around. I saw the mongoose dragging the kill from one end of the road to the other and then to a nearby mound.

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eagle chases away jackal


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