Blog Index Bateleur Photo and Facts

1. Bateleurs have a very short tail, which makes them unmistakeable in flight.

2. The characteristic flight of a Bateleur appears unstable and comprises of repeated 'wing tip dipping'.

3. Bateleur is French for "street performer" which includes performers such as tight-rope walkers.

4. They lay a single egg which is incubated by the female for 42 to 43 days.

5. They eat mostly birds and small mammals. They also eat carrion.

6. Bateleurs will use the same nest for a number of years.

7. Bateleurs pair for life.

Bateleur wildlife photography Jock Safari Lodge

Ranger Pete captured this beautiful image of a female Bateleur, which he took with his new camera lens.


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