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Alternative Names: Black-breasted Snake Eagle, Black-breasted Snake-Eagle, Black-chested Snake-Eagle

Photo by safariranger
Bangweulu Swamps, Zambia, July 2006
Circaetus pectoralis

Identification

63-71 cm (24¾-28 in) - Female slightly Larger.

  • Grey cere
  • Pale legs
  • Dark head
  • White coverts
  • Barred flight feathers
  • Juvenile with Rufus underparts

Distribution

Photo by mkrijger
Photographed at Masai Mara, Kenya, November 2006

Africa.
From East Sudan and Ethiopia south to South Africa

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly regarded as a subspecies of Short-toed Eagle.

Habitat

Ranges from desert to savanna and woodlands.

Behaviour

Breeding

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.

Diet

The diet includes snakes and lizards of various species; also fish, insects and small rodents

References

  1. 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/
  2. The Internet Bird Collection
  3. BF Member observations

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