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Martial Eagle Gasellikotka

Polemaetus bellicosus

This is one of the largest eagles in Africa, living on savanna to semidesert found south of Sahara.
Wingspan even 260cm and the heaviest females weight up to 6kg!
The Finnish name 'gasellikotka' point out its capability to take prey as large as small antelopes.

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