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Brown Snake Eagle
(Redirected from Brown Snake-Eagle)
Alternative name: Brown Harrier Eagle
Sub-Saharan Africa. Widespread but patchy distribution breeding from Senegal and Gambia east to Ethiopia and Somalia and south to eastern South Africa. Absent from the closed forest areas of West and Central Africa and from much of the arid south-west. Uncommon to locally common over most of range.
Woodlands, edges of forest, savanna, and farmed land with scattered tall trees; avoids dense forest and very open country.
The diet includes mainly snakes, large lizards and small mammals.
It builds a nest of sticks and leaves, placed on top of trees. The single large, round, white egg is incubated by the female for 45 days.
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