African Crowned Eagle
The sky did me an editorial favor and was completely white with clouds. It gave me a great background to this beautiful eagle.
The crowned eagle is also known as the African crowned eagle or the crowned hawk-eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus). It’s a regal bird, and it does have a crown, at least in bird talk. It’s a picky eater. No lizards for this raptor. Its diet is 90% small mammals. And we’re not just talking mice. It takes small hooved animals such as duikers, bushbok, which can be up to 66 pounds! For this reason, it’s considered Africa’s most powerful raptor.
It lives solely in sub-Saharan Africa and in southern Africa, only in the eastern areas. I took this picture in Tanzania.
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