Alternative Names: Black-breasted Snake Eagle, Black-breasted Snake-Eagle, Black-chested Snake-Eagle
- Circaetus pectoralis
63-71 cm (24¾-28 in) - Female slightly Larger.
Ranges from desert to savanna and woodlands.
They breed during the months of July through to August. The single egg is incubated by the female for around 52 days. The chick will rely on its parent for up to 6 months after fledging.
The diet includes snakes and lizards of various species; also fish, insects and small rodents
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- The Internet Bird Collection
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Black-chested Snake Eagle. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Black-chested_Snake_Eagle