The Bateleur is a medium-sized species of eagle native to Africa and Arabia. Bateleurs are colorful birds of prey with very short tails.
Bateleurs are opportunistic hunters. They take live prey like pigeons and other birds, but they will also scavenge, eating carrion.
The population trend for Bateleurs globally is decreasing. The conservation status for the species is Near Threatened as of November 2013. They face numerous threats, including pesticide use, habitat loss, and trade in captive birds.