Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii
Verreaux's Eagle, Gemesa Geden, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

Verreaux's Eagle is distributed patchily in Africa south of the Sahara. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in rocky, mountainous areas up to 4,100 metres in areas associated with its main prey, the Rock Hyrax.

Verreaux's Eagle, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It is a very large black eagle with a 2 metre wing-span. It has a white back and rump and white patches at the base of the primaries.

Jean Baptiste Edouard Verreaux along with his brother Jules Pierre, were French collectors, taxidermists and dealers with a business selling specimens in Paris. They were collecting mainly in the 1830s.

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