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Extinct Daggett's Eagle (Buteogallus daggetti) Fact Sheet: Diet & Feeding

Extinct Daggett's Eagle (Buteogallus daggetti)

Diet & Feeding

  • Savannah Hawks feed on a variety of small mammals, crabs, amphibians, reptiles and often snakes (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001);
  • Daggett's Eagles may have had a similar diet (Olson 2007)
    • Long legs (a characteristic of the Daggett's Eagle and the Savannah Hawk) may be, in part, an adaptation for keeping snakes at a safe distance.
  • Daggett's Eagles probably weren't scavengers (Olson 2007)

Page Citations

Ferguson-Lees & Christie (2001)
Olson (2007)

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