African crowned eagle, crowned hawk-eagle
It is the ninth heaviest eagle species.
Crowned eagles are highly intelligent and curious birds.
Size & Weight
- OVERALL LENGTH 80 to 99 cm (31 to 39 in)
- WEIGHT: (Males) 55–4.12 kg (5 lb 10 oz–9 lb 1 oz) (Females) 3.2–4.7 kg (7 lb 1 oz–10 lb 6 oz)
- WINGSPAN: 1.51 to 1.81 m (4 ft 11 in to 5 ft 11 in)
- TAIL: 30 to 41 cm (12 to 16 in)
- WING CHORD: (Males) 46.7 cm (18.4 in) (Females) 2 cm (20.2 in)
- TARSUS: 5–10.3 cm (3.3–4.1 in)
Dense woodlands, rainforest, wooded riparian woods, rocky outcrops; altitude 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
Central Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, eastern South Africa, Knysna, western and central Africa, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Guinean forests, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, West Africa.
Rock hyrax, duikers, monkeys, birds, lizards, chevrotains, bats, springhares, sun squirrels, cape porcupines, African palm civet, genets, banded mongoose, black-backed jackal, pigeons, ostrich chicks, marabou stork, hornbills, guineafowls, snakes, monitor lizards, rock monitor, small pigs, deer fawns, emus, reindeer
Number of Eggs
LENGTH: 60.9–75.5 mm (2.40–2.97 in)
WIDTH: 50.8–57.9 mm (2.00–2.28 in)
July to November
WIDTH: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
DEPTH: 50 cm (20 in)
90 to 115 days
6.5 to 16 km2 (2.5 to 6.2 sq mi)
Komodo dragons, great white shark