Black Eagle spotted for the first time in Aurangabad’s Gautala Shrine | Aurangabad News

The bird of prey was spotted sallying over a valley in August.

AURANGABAD: A black eagle, which is a large bird of prey, was spotted at Gautala Autramghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Aurangabad district.
Forest officials have confirmed this to be the first-ever sighting of the black eagle at the sanctuary, sparking excitement among nature lovers
Kunal Vibhandik, Shailesh Adhav and Goarakshnath Waghwho had visited the sanctuary to study the butterflies on August 4, spotted the black eagle swooping over one of the valleys.
Former Honorary Wildlife Warden of Aurangabad Dilip Yardi said the few previous records of black eagle spotting in Aurangabad district were available, but the bird had never been seen before in Gautala Autramghat Wildlife Sanctuary.
“The record of another bird at the sanctuary calls for joint efforts to conserve local biodiversity. The green cover of the sanctuary must be kept intact,” he said.
Rajendra Nale, the divisional forest officer of Aurangabad, confirmed the first sighting of a black eagle at the wildlife sanctuary
“The management plan available with us so far has no trace of black eagles in the sanctuary,” he said.
Found in dense tropical forests, the black eagle is known to feed on small mammals, lizards, frogs, large insects and nestlings.


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