French: Aigle martial German: Kampfadler Spanish: Águila marcial
Great Namaqualand, South Africa
Senegambia E through W & C Africa to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, and S to South Africa.
78–96 cm; 3010–6200 g; wingspan 188–227 cm. Along with Stephanoaetus coronatus, one of the two largest eagles in Africa. Large head and long, broad... read more
Generally silent, except during breeding season. Main call is a low, mellow-sounding, plaintive... read more
Prefers sparse woodlands and woodland edges and other open habitats such as deserts, steppes,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly vertebrates weighing 1–5 kg, with large birds (e.g. gamebirds and waterfowl), monitor lizards, or mammals (e.g. hares, hyraxes... read more
Highly variable nesting season, from Nov–Apr in Senegal, Jan–Jun in Sudan, any month in E Africa (especially Apr–Nov),... read more
Juveniles may move widely during dispersal periods; no known movements of adults outside normal... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Widespread and common in E and S Africa, less so in W Africa, but populations apparently in rapid decline due to poisoning, shooting, habitat loss,... read more
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