(132) 71 cm; 1.94 kg
F larger, and usually darker and more streaked. Plumage variable,
from dark rufous brown to light brown (most common) and pale buff.
Usually paler than Steppe Eagle and always more rufous. Eyes
yellowish; yellow gape extends only as far back as to below centre
of eye (diagnostic). Legs fully feathered and more shaggy than
Lesser Spotted Eagle. Larger bill than Steppe Eagle.
ad but dark brown eyes and generally paler plumage.
common in protected areas, but population decrease elsewhere of
concern; regarded as Vulnerable. Resident. Usually found singly or
in pairs (unlike Steppe Eagle).
open savanna woodland. Able to colonise treeless areas where pylons
can support nest structures.
includes mammals (up to young antelope size), birds, reptiles,
frogs, fish and insects. Scavenges at carcasses and also
kleptoparasitises other eagles, storks and hornbills.
kioh or kowk.
Monogamous. Nest placed on top of tree canopy.