French: Aigle de Verreaux German: Kaffernadler Spanish: Águila cafre
Other common names:
African Black Eagle
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
E Africa from E Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia to Somalia and thence S, with main range Kenya S to South Africa and then N through W Namibia and SW Angola; isolated populations in Egypt and Middle East (Sinai, Israel, Jordan and especially Arabian Peninsula) and in E Chad and W Sudan; has bred in Niger (Aïr Mts) and been recorded in Mauritania, Mali, Algeria and Cameroon#R.
80–90 cm; male 3000–4150 g, female 3100–5800 g; wingspan 181–219 cm . Large-sized eagle with prominent head, long slightly rounded tail (often... read more
Generally rather silent, although older birds reportedly more vocal than younger individuals. Most... read more
Prefers drier areas with <750 mm of rainfall, but seemingly shows some adapatability to forest... read more
Food and feeding
In most areas, hyraxes (Procavia, Heterohyrax) form at least 60–90% of diet, supplemented with various other medium... read more
Laying in Nov–Jan in SW Arabia, but apparently from Oct in Oman; Aug–Dec in NE Africa; Feb–Sept in E Africa (peak Jun... read more
Resident throughout its range, although some movement between patches of hilly habitat must occur.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common in suitable habitat, especially in S Africa where reported mean inter-nest densities of 9 km in Natal, 7–13 km... read more
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