|The beautiful colouring of the Bateleur|
As mentioned previously, the Bateleur is found in a wide range of habitats, from woodland to open savanna, and even the Kalahari desert. This wide ranging habitat is reflected by the birds diverse diet including birds, reptiles and fish, but predominately small mammals. They are also known to scavenge on carrion and the eggs of ground nesting birds and, steal from larger eagles and vultures.
|Bateleur with a snake|