- Circaetus beaudouini
60–66 cm (23½-26 in)
Look for the thin parallel dark lines going from the body onto underwing coverts on the flying adult bird. In addition, wings are a little shorter.
Open savannah woodland; fertile plains, often near water.
Frequently hovers like its congener Short-toed Snake Eagle C. gallicus.
Their main diet consists of snakes, though they also hunt for small mammals, lizards and even insects.
- 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/
- BF Member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Beaudouin's Snake Eagle. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Beaudouin%27s_Snake_Eagle