Verreaux's Eagle

It is about 75 to 95 cm tall. The average weight for males is 3.7kg and for females is 4.5kg . It has a wingspan of up to 2.2 m . Juveniles are usually light and dark brown with a black face. Structurally, it is very similar to the Golden Eagle of the Northern Hemisphere, and the Wedge-tailed Eagle of Australia.

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The Verreaux's Eagle is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Verreaux's Eagle (Aquila verreauxii), known in its native Africa simply as the Black Eagle, is a large bird of prey. The eagle lives throughout Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, usually in mountainous regions. It is about 75 to 95 cm (30 to 38 in) tall. The average weight for males is 3.7kg (8lb 02oz) and for females is 4.5kg (9lb 14oz). It has a wingspan of up to 2.2 m (7.2 ft). It is black with a distinct white V marking on its back. More

Verreaux's Eagle-owl ranges from 66–75 cm (26-30 in) in length. This species can attain a wingspan 2 m (6.5 ft) and weighs from 1600 to 3115 grams (equal to 3.5 to 7 pounds). In appearance, they are distinguished by a whitish oval disk face with a black border, pink eyelids, orange eyes and two feather tufts on their ears. Their feathers are dark brown on top and light grey below. Behavior - They are nocturnal birds and roost in tall trees. More

More information about the Verreaux's Eagle Owl can be found here Village Weaver ~ Ploceus cucculatus ~ picture taken from Elephant Plains cam. * also known as Spotted-backed Weaver * Breeds in small colonies, many nests can be seen hanging from one tree (see picture). * Feeds on nectar and insects. More

Verreaux's eagle chick© Edwin Sadd / Verreaux's eagles at the nest with a chick© David Hosking / Close up of a Verreaux's eagle© Malcolm Schuyl / Close up of a Verreaux's eagle© M. Watson / Verreaux's eagle perched on a rock© Winfried Wisniewski / Verreaux's eagle on the ground© Winfried Wisniewski / Verreaux's eagle© John Cancalosi / naturepl. More

Verreaux's Eagle (Aquila verreauxii), also known as the African Black Eagle or Black Eagle, is a large bird of prey. Its name commemorates the French naturalist Jules Verreaux. Distribution / Range This eagle is a resident breeder throughout Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, and can usually be found in mountainous regions. More

The Verreaux's Eagle-Owl is a Southern African bird that belongs to the strigidae bird family group which includes birds such as Typical owls. The description for the Verreaux's Eagle-Owl (Latin name Bubo lacteus) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Bubo lacteus can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 402 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 258. More

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At times Verreaux's Eagles appear capable of regulating hyrax populations by taking a significant proportion of the immatures and adults. The removal of Verreaux's Eagles, therefore, significantly increases hyrax populations in the vacuum created, increasing competition for grazing with small livestock, which in turn increases costs to small-stock farmers (Davies & Ferguson 2000). Verreaux's Eagles prefer upland areas where rocky terrain is cracked and fissured probably because its hyrax prey can always find refuge in such areas. More

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Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Aquila
Species : verreauxii
Authority : Lesson, 1830