- a common African eagle, Terathopius ecaudatus, having a very short tail.
Origin of bateleur
1860–65; < French: mountebank, juggler; Old French bastelleur
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There shrieked the great “Caffre eagle,” and side by side with him the short-tailed and singular “bateleur.”The Bush Boys
Captain Mayne Reid