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Photo by nkgray
Zogota, near N’Zérékoré, SE Guinea, January 2010
Aquila africana

Spizaetus africanus

Identification

  • White underparts
  • Black patches on side of breast
  • Black axillaries and underwing-coverts
  • Black upperparts
  • Tail banded dark and light brown
  • Pale yellow cere and feet

Distribution

Humid forests of west and central sub-Saharan Africa: found from Togo east to Uganda and northern Tanzania, also recorded in Liberia and the Ivory Coast.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
It was formerly placed in genus Spizaetus

Habitat

Dense forest, dense canopy.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Bioone Online Journals

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