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Bateleur Eagle (Helotarsus ecaudatus), sometimes called the Short-tailed Eagle, from the northeastern and southern parts of Africa. It is about two feet long, general colour on upper surface black, with greenish-metallic gloss, tail brownish red, and an ash-grey band on wings. The name bateleur, which is French, and means "a tumbler," was given to the bird by Le Vaillant from its habit of turning somersaults in the air.

Here's a fine little antique engraving from Germany back in 1905 of a stately looking Bateleur Eagle. This is one of the most exquisitely detailed antique illustrations you'll ever see!

'Bateleur Eagle' measures 5.25" x 5" overall. He's engraved on heavy paper and it has printing on the reverse side. He's in glorious condition captured in classic crisp basic black and creamy ecru white.
This fabulous illustration is perfect.; smooth and flat with firm edges and square corners and almost no tanning at all... remarkable condition for 106 year old paper

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African Short Tailed Bateleur Eagle Antique Engraving Vintage Illustration 1905 Edwardian Natural History To Frame


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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: paper, ephemera, ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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