The African Hawk Eagle breeds in tropical Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a bird of wooded hills, building a stick nest about 3 feet in diameter in the fork of a large tree. The clutch is generally one or two eggs.
The African Hawk-Eagle is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
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Distribution of African hawk-eagle in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Movements and migrations Mainly resident, although it make travel great distances to escape from drought. More
The African Hawk-Eagle is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Accipitridae bird family group which includes birds such as Raptors, Old Vultures, Osprey. The description for the African Hawk-Eagle (Latin name Aquila spilogaster) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Aquila spilogaster can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 137 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 533. More