Steppe eagles ( (Aquila nipalensis) are large magnificent raptors. They are the only eagle species that nest predominantly on the ground! They are listed as an endangered species but in Desert National Park, Rajasthan they seem to be thriving probably due to a preponderance of prey like spiny tailed lizards and Indian desert jirds.
Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. 6th March 2020