Black Eagle

News: Black eagle was spotted in Delhi after three years. Experts have called this a rare phenomenon in the Aravallis. It was last spotted in 2019 in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. Now, this time, it was spotted in Sanjay Van.

About the Black Eagle

Black eagle is a hunter and not a scavenging bird. It is found in the hills of Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats and the Himalayan foothills.

The species is almost entirely black that can grow up to 81 cm. It has a grey-yellow beak with a black tip and yellow feet.

IUCN Status: Least Concern (LC)

About Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary

 The sanctuary is located on the northern terminal of Aravalli Hills (one of the oldest mountain system of the world).

 It is at the end of an important wildlife corridor that starts from Sariska National Park in Alwar, Rajasthan and passes through Mewat, Faridabad and Gurugram districts of Haryana.

 Historical places around sanctuary are Surajkund (Haryana), Tughlakabad & Adilabad Forests (Delhi).

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