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Eagle (Crowned)

Stephanoaetus coronatus
Eagle (Crowned)

Range

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

Habitat

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.

Habits

They soar over the forests hunting for monkeys.

Diet

They eat monkeys and small mammals, snakes and lizards.

Reproduction

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)

Classification

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

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