Tight rope walker….

Bateleur - Male in flight
Bateleur - Male in flight

The Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) is a colourful species of medium sized eagle with a very short tail (ecaudatus is Latin for tailless) which makes it unmistakable in flight. “Bateleur” is French for “tight-rope walker”. This name describes the bird’s characteristic habit of tipping the ends of its wings when flying, as if catching its balance…..

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bateleur