Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52459

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Spizaetus
Genus species:Spizaetus coronatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:90 cm
Identification:The crowned eagle has a long rounded crest, black upper parts, and its flight feathers are ash-colored and tipped with black. The tail is long and barred, and the eagle's undersides are white and mottled with brown and black feathers.
Habitat:Forests, open country, rocky hills
Diet:Carnivore: monkeys, game birds, small antelope
Reproduction:Nests are built in the tops of high trees, where females lay two eggs. A population's location determines what time of year the birds breed.
Behavior:Crowned eagles are very shy and secretive birds.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:This species is the largest eagle in Africa. They are also very agile fliers, easily navigating among trees in the forest.

Other Information

Geographic:Sub-Saharan Africa Date:1978-12 Subjects:hawk-like bird
raptor
Crowned hawk-eagle
Crowned eagle
Spizaetus
Eagles
Accipitridae
Falconiformes
Birds
Birds of prey
Predatory animals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52459