The black eagle is a bird of prey that eats mammals, other birds and eggs. This species of predatory bird prefers to hunt other birds at their nests.
The black eagle is commonly found in tropical Asia, as it favors areas with good forest cover. When the bird hunts, it tends to slowly fly over the area it is targeting. It can stay in flight for an extended period of time, using its curved claws and wide gape to pick up eggs of birds from nests. The black eagle is prone to carrying away the entire nest along with the eggs. The Indian giant squirrel and bonnet macaque are common prey for the black eagle.