African Hawk-eagle Aquila spilogaster
(aka Hieraaetus spilogaster)
African Hawk-eagle, Lalibela, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

Lalibela, Ethiopia
January 2016

The African Hawk-eagle is distributed in a good part of Africa south of the Sahara. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in open woodland, wooded savannah and semi-arid bush country.

It feeds on birds up to the size of francolins and hornbills as well as small mammals, snakes and lizards.

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