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Eagle (Crowned)

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Stephanoaetus coronatus
Eagle (Crowned)


They are found in Africa, south of the Sahara desert.


They live in the forests, rocky hillsides and river valley forests.

Body Traits

They are a very large eagle, reaching 3.5 feet tall. They have a long, wide tail and short legs with powerful claws (talons). They are dark brown on top and lighter underneath with stripes (bars). They have rounded wings and a feather head crest.


They soar over the forests hunting for monkeys.


They eat monkeys and small mammals, snakes and lizards.

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They build a large nest of sticks high up in a tree. The female lays 1 - 2 eggs that they both warm (incubate) for 7 weeks.

Eagle (Crowned)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order:  Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus:  Stephanoaetus
Species: S. coronatus

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