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Daily food consumption of two captive Little Eagles.


Two Little Eagles Hieraaetus morphnoides were fed ad libitum over two and 12 months in an outdoor enclosure in which they could exercise. In winter, daily food consumption averaged 122 g (10% of body weight) for the female and 78 g (11% of body weight) for the male The female's mean daily food consumption ranged between 122 g and 163 g (10-15% of body weight, Ö =12%) in the other three seasons, during which she was gaining weight, replacing feathers, or both.

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