Bateleurs Feast on Termites
Wild Nature Institute's Monica Bond and colleague Natasha Hagemeyer published a new scientific paper documenting termite insectivory by Bateleurs (Terathopius ecaudatus) in Tarangire and Mkomazi national parks, Tanzania. Bateleurs are magnificent eagles of the African savanna. Tawny and Steppe eagles are known to feast on termites during emergence, but no one had yet published data on termites as a food source for Bateleurs.
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