French: Aigle de Wahlberg German: Silberadler Spanish: Águila de Wahlberg
W Africa from S Mauritania and Senegambia E to Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia, S through E Africa to Botswana and N & E South Africa and W to Angola and N & C Namibia; mostly non-breeding (migrant or nomadic) in N of range.
53–61 cm; male 437–845 g, female 670–1400 g; wingspan 130–146 cm. Smallest member of genus Aquila, and also relatively slender-bodied, with... read more
Like many raptors, only usually vocal in breeding season. Gives loud "kleeee-ee" or... read more
Woodland and tree savanna, avoiding desert and dense forest, but using cultivated areas and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on reptiles, especially lizards (few snakes), birds, including gamebirds (overall ranging from larks to guineafowl and small... read more
Laying suspected Jul–Aug in W Africa (overall season there Jun–Nov); Sept–Oct in NE Africa (e.g. in Ethiopia); Aug–... read more
A regular trans-equatorial, intra-African migrant, usually laying its egg (or eggs) within a month... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. The commonest eagle in S & C Africa; generally less common in W Africa. Overall population estimated at c. 100,000... read more
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