BK Lim photographed a Changeable Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus) with a rat clutched tightly in its talons sometime in February 2009.
This raptor normally catches its prey after a rapid stoop from a high perch. Its food includes small as well as large birds, snakes, frogs, lizards and mammals. Mammals taken include rats, squirrels and hares. According to R Subaraj, the rat here is most probably a house rat, .
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