French: Aigle fascié German: Afrikanischer Habichtsadler Spanish: Águila estriada
Senegambia E to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, and S to Namibia, Botswana and NE South Africa.
55–62 cm; male 1150–1400 g, female 1400–1750 g; wingspan 132–150 cm. Fairly small eagle; upperparts blackish with white flecks; underparts white with... read more
Generally silent, except during the breeding season when gives a repeated melodious whistle “klooee... read more
Open woodland, savanna, riparian forest, wooded hills, thorn brush with scattered trees, forest... read more
Food and feeding
Routinely takes large birds such as francolins, guineafowl and hornbills; also smaller birds, mammals (e.g. hares, hyraxes, dikdiks and... read more
Laying mainly in dry season: Feb in The Gambia; Jan in Somalia; Oct–Nov in NE DRCongo, Uganda and W Kenya; Apr–Sept in S and C... read more
Adults resident and sedentary with no movements reported; juvenile movements presumably confined to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread throughout most open woodland and savanna areas of E, C and S Africa at densities of 1 pair/30–110 km2,... read more
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