Martial Eagle

A large eagle of open country, with a shaggy crest and feathered legs, this bird watches for prey by soaring and gliding, occasionally waiting on a perch. It takes a wide range of animal prey, attacking in a slanting dive and striking with wings and tail spread.

• NliST A large basin of thick twigs, with a small, cup-shaped hollow, lined and placed in the fork of a large tree.

• DISTRIBUTION Much of Africa south of the Sahara.

• REMARK Females are marginally larger than the males.

lowered hooked

Plumage Scxcs ;,|jkc

Migration Non_migram

Family sA(;l'nv

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Species Sagittarius serpentarias

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