French: Aigle couronné German: Kronenadler Spanish: Águila coronada
Other common names:
African Crowned Eagle
coast of Guinea
Senegambia E, discontinuously, to S Kenya (also separate populations in E South Sudan and C Ethiopia), and S to NW Angola, DRCongo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and E & SE South Africa.
80–99 cm; male 2700–4120 g, female 3175–4700 g; wingspan of smallest male 151 cm, largest female 181 cm. Long tail and short, rounded wings like a giant... read more
Vocal year-round, at least in equatorial regions (e.g. SW Ghana), with male giving shrill "... read more
Forest and dense woodland, from extensive lowland rainforest to small patches of montane and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly mammals, especially monkeys (Procolobus, Perodicticus, Cercopithecus, Colobus and Mandrillus... read more
Laying Oct–Dec in W Africa (specifically in Dec in Ivory Coast) and Zaire; all months in Gabon and E Africa (peak Jun–Jan); Aug... read more
Resident and sedentary, but young are presumably dispersive to some extent.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Common and widespread within extensive lowland forest habitats of W and E Africa; 1 pair/20 km on... read more
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