French: Aigle d'Ayres German: Fleckenadler Spanish: Águila de Ayres
Other common names:
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Patchily from Guinea and Sierra Leone E to Congo, then from DRCongo and N Angola NE to Ethiopia and Somalia and SE to Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and NE South Africa; non-breeding visitor in wide regions of range, as in part of SE Africa.
44–57 cm; males 615–714 g, females 879–1150 g; wingspan 106–137 cm. Smallish, stocky eagle with slight crest (sometimes hard to see), white patch at... read more
Generally silent, except during the breeding season when gives a repeated, high-pitched, melodious... read more
Dense deciduous woodland, gallery forest, forest edge, savanna woodland and plantations of exotic... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly birds of 40–200 g, especially doves and pigeons; also a few mammals, such as tree squirrels (Paraxerus cepapi) and... read more
Laying Nov in NE DR Congo, Feb in SE DR Congo; Mar, May–Sept in Kenya; Apr–May in C Africa and Zimbabwe. Builds a large stick... read more
Considered resident in some areas, regular or partial migrant in others. In the rainy season (Nov... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Generally considered rare and sparsely distributed; apparently only reasonably common in woodlands of C Africa. No evidence... read more
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