tawny eagle


Definition of tawny eagle

1 : a brownish eagle (Aquila rapax) with varied purplish and rufous feathers on the back found in Africa and parts of Asia and rarely in Europe
2 : an eagle of the Indian peninsula that is smaller than but usually considered a variety (Aquila rapax vindiana) of the African tawny eagle

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“Tawny eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tawny%20eagle. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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