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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)
Ferguson-Lees & Christie (2001)
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