A steppe eagle seting on the rock in the grassland of bhigwan maharastra India. Here he is taking off. So he is spreading his big wings here. A large eagle with rich brown plumage, wide wings, and seven well-splayed “fingers” at the wingtip. Adults are entirely dark brown; juveniles and immatures at rest show a distinctive wide white band bordered with black on the wing. In flight, this transforms into a white traverse band on the underwing that forms the base of the primary and secondary feathers.