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West Coast, Western Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/640, f/7.1, ISO 640 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Accipitriformes   Family  Accipitridae

Deutsch  Kaffernadler Dutch  Zwarte Arend
Italian  Aquila di Verreaux Spanish  Aguila Cafre


A massive black eagle (length of female, 38") with a white V around the upper back. It lives in rocky mountainous country from 900-3500 m, near inaccessible cliff nesting sites where its main prey, Rock Hyrax, lives. This mammal weighing 4-12 lb needs rock outcrops with numerous cavities big enough to admit it while excluding most of its predators..

Estes RD (1993): The Safari Companion, Russel Friedman Books, South Africa


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Verreaux's Eagle
Aquila verreauxii
Aigle de Verreaux

Jean-Michel PAULUS