Verreaux’s eagle (Aquila verreauxii)

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Verreaux's eagle on the ground
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Verreaux’s eagle is also known as the black eagle because of its striking black plumage.
  • A specialised predator, Verreaux’s eagle feeds mainly on rock hyraxes.
  • Verreaux’s eagle lays one or two eggs in a large nest made of sticks, although usually only one chick from each clutch will reach maturity.
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Verreaux’s eagle description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderFalconiformes
FamilyAccipitridae
GenusAquila (1)

Information on Verreaux’s eagle is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Aigle de Verreaux.
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Verreaux’s eagle status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (August, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (August, 2009)
    http://www.cites.org/
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Verreaux's eagle on the ground  
Verreaux's eagle on the ground

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