One chick left in greater spotted eagle nest

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 16.06.2019 - 09:37

Screencap from  webcam  IceAge, LK forum
Estonian test posted 14.06.2019

Female  Tiiu feeding the only remaining chick in the nest

Female  Tiiu feeding the only remaining chick in the nest


Greater spotted eagle          Suur-konnakotkas          Clanga clanga


Regardless of the number of eggs in the nest (sometimes they are even three) only one chick fledges (the fledging of two nestlings has been noted only once in Estonia). A pity but cainism is encoded in the life of greater spotted eagles.

Tiiu feeds the larger nestling with prey brought by male  Tõnn  – small rodents constitute about 3/4 , the remainder consists of birds as well as frogs.

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