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48. BIG CLAWS
This is the claw of a juvenile Crowned Eagle. This is something shocking to see because we hardly realize how big these animals are. As you can see, they can be really dangerous. It is also referred to as the African crowned eagle or the crowned hawk-eagle. These birds can be found in sub-Saharan Africa, but especially places were there many forests. It’s the only member of the genus Stephanoaetus that still exists today. When humans discovered Madagascar the second species, Malagasy crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus mahery), became extinct.
They mostly eat other animals like ungulates, hyrax, and small monkeys. Sometimes, they might take birds or lizards. Their long tails can reach 90 cm (35 inches) in length, but it is not as big as the Martial Eagle, Africa’s largest. However, it is the mightiest of these birds because it can catch heavier prey. They often take bushbucks which can weight around 30 kg.
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