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Lake Manyara National Park


Make Nikon D300
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G   at 450 mm
Exposure 1/400 s, f/5.6, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 531 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Accipitriformes   Family  Accipitridae

Deutsch  Kronenadler Dutch  Kroonarend
Italian  Aquilastore coronato Spanish  Aguila Coronada


Note heavily barred tail in this immature bird; the adult has also a barred tail and is dark grey above and rufous below. An unobstrusive raptor, which sits on a branch and catches its prey by droping on to it. Preys include monkeys, which the eagle will capture only if it gets the monkey by surprise. Other preys include Blue Duikers (one of the smallest antilopes), hyraxes, hares and guineafowl.

Vernon CJ (1989) in The Complete Book of Southern African Birds, Ginn PJ, McIlleron WG, Milstein P le S (eds), Struik Publ, Cape Town, South Africa, p 142.


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Crowned Eagle imm
Stephanoaetus coronatus
Aigle couronné

Jean-Michel PAULUS