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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: African Crowned Eagle
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:10 pm 
This one about 1km east of Pafuri picnic spot, end September. A lifer for me! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: African Crowned Eagle
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Spotted on 28 July 2009 on the S99 (Mahonie Loop) near Punda Maria. This beauty had just finished feeding on what looked like a scrub hare.

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Only the second Crowned Eagle seen by myself - the first was around 20 years ago on the S64 near Pafuri, KNP.


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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: African Crowned Eagle
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Saw one last week about 10kms after the Phalborwa gate.


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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: African Crowned Eagle
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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: African Crowned Eagle
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:33 pm 
Remarkable location, Moose! :big_eyes:


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DuQues wrote:
African Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus)

Geographical Range:
Found only in Mozambique, most of Zimbabwe and north eastern and along the east coast of South Africa
Diet:
The Crowned Eagle is a carnivore that feeds on mammals 98% of the time. Sometimes the eagle may feed on a reptile such as Varanus lizards or large snakes, including venomous species.
The main prey of the Crowned Eagle, whose habitat is in dense forest areas, is the monkey. When they main prey of the Crowned Eagle is scarce the eagle will kill small mammals. (i.e. rats.)

Physical Description:
Crowned Eagles are very large, weighing about ± 3.8 Kg and about 80-90 cm tall. They are very powerful eagles that have a full divides crest. Their wings are short and rounded while the tail of the crowned eagle is very long and broad. They have a compressed bill. The crowned eagle has heavy legs and heavy, short toes with large talons.

Special Adaptations:
Most of the Eagles killing is done on the ground, except for the monkey and hyrax. Killing on the ground for the Eagle gives it another advantage, because it has the ability to fly almost vertically to a branch.

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I wasn't what we were looking at, but now received confirmation from the ID threat.

We saw this African Crouwned Eagle sitting in the open on the ground in Addo. A crow was trying to chase it away but with no sucsess. I recon it was on its prey. It was my first sighting of this Eagle and it looks according to info if it is very far south to find them. Any remarks from you experts will be appreciated.

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Henk wrote:
We saw this African Crouwned Eagle sitting in the open on the ground in Addo. A crow was trying to chase it away but with no sucsess. I recon it was on its prey. It was my first sighting of this Eagle and it looks according to info if it is very far south to find them. Any remarks from you experts will be appreciated.


Look at the map on the Southern African Birding Atlas Project 2. You'll notice that yes, it is most commonly seen in Natal (less so in Mpumalanga and Limpopo) but there have been sightings much further down the coast, especially in the Eastern Cape.
It is an awesome bird and a great sighting no matter where :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Ok..I just finished working through 5000 odd bird photos and need help..some of them I need confirmation of ID and some..I have no idea!

Next, African Crowned Eagle

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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You are correct: Juvenile Crowned Eagle.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Beautiful shots mdgoddard!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thank you MattAxel for the input....and Joshilewis for the compliment.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Mgoddard,
2- :thumbs_up: imm Crowned


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:02 pm 
Hey, mgoddard! Nice to see you! :dance:

Maybe you should put the localities and month under each pic?

Great pics! :clap:

Crowned eagles have been seen along the Sabie and Croc Rivers in the South! :thumbs_up:


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Martie, the pics are gorgeous :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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RP, thanks...I will try and put that on, but just to get the pics from my drive to flickr to the forum is really time consuming...

Kamadejo...thank u!!

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