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Hi Carol g! In the end it was a case of mutual respect! :D

But he let them be

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For sure - watching each other!

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I will leave it to you to decide who the real "King" is!

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I must say - Golden Boy is definitely more regal looking!

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Thanks for the replies everyone! :thumbs_up: We were really privileged on this trip!

Hi there MM! Amazing indeed! Yes, I am sure you guys were also there - was on our last day at Tsendze. :D


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On this note, with the lions back in the bushes, we had to leave the scene. It was the last day of the Moholoholo presentation at Mopani and we really wanted to attend. It was a tough choice, but well worth it in the end. If ever there is a chance of seeing Brian Jones (manager of Moholoholo) in action, do not miss it. His passion for nature and his enthusiasm for his conservation work is just amazing!
His tales about the animal characters at Moholoholo kept the audience spellbound. His grandson and daughter brought in a male and a female Bateleur

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To illustrate the difference between the sexes, they sprayed them with water to open their wings. The feathers under the wings are black and white. The male has a broad black band

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While the female has mainly white feathers with only a narrow strip of black

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The female was much more willing to pose than the male!

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The name Bateleur means tight-rope walker in French and implies the bird's characteristic habit if rocking it's wings from side to side when flying, as if catching its balance. It takes approximately eight years for a young bird to attain it's adult plumage.

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He then brought in a female Crowned Eagle named Queen.

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Hi there Cape of Storms! :thumbs_up: I was so glad that we decided to attend the presentation!

This Crowned Eagle was raised by Brian Jones and apparently she sees him as her "mate". He has to wear specially made extra thick protection over his arm because of her powerful talons.

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The talons of the Crowned Eagle are the main killing instruments, not the beak. The killing is almost always instantaneous - they grab hold of the head of the prey animal (monkeys, small antelope, dassies), then the three centimetre long claw on the back toe is forced into the brain of the animal, killing it instantly. The female is considerably larger than the male and when hunting a pair work together. One distracts the prey while the other goes in for the kill. Brian's description (with sound effects) of a pair of Crowned Eagles hunting monkeys had the audience in stitches! :lol:
This is truly a magnificent bird! And still on my wishlist! :wall:

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