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Who has seen a crowned eagle?


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#21 armchair bushman

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

Saw this Immature Crowned Eagle yesterday afternoon not too far from the nesting site in Ngong Forest Sanctuary (in Nairobi).  The parents had deliberately partially destroyed the nest in an effort to kick the young one out.  It (the rangers keeping track of it weren't yet sure of the gender) hatched around September last year and has already been quite successful at hunting Suni as well as Syke's Monkeys.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 05:35 PM

Have seen Crowned Eagle at Phinda Game Reserve when I worked there some years ago. More common in forest area than savanna.



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 09:23 PM

Had a great sighting of Crowned Eagles at Dzanga Bai. The eagles were flying high over the forest at the edge of the bai and attacking each other, screeching. A pretty amazing sight! Too far and fast for decent pictures though...


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 11:17 AM

I saw one recently in Kafue

 

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It was quite far away but it is amazing what you can retrieve from a digital photo these days

 

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:06 PM

@Rainbirder

 

What is this bird please? has same beak as the immature eagle in Armchair Bushman's photo. I took it in the Laikipia when I stayed at Sabuk, late June 2013. 

 

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ALSO, how to I post bigger photos? I'm part Geek, but today I'm feeling twitchy and dyslexic - thank you, deadline dementia - and this is more fun, but not working on stories is boosting my agita (Italian word for anxiety, stressed, whatever) into the ether...

 

Thanks!

 


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:20 PM

we saw a breeding pair in Malilangwe in September.   The photo is not very good but it is in the trip report Chapter Two.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 09:44 PM

@Lala looks like a chanting goshawk.

 

I've seen a crowned eagle soaring over the Luano valley in Zambia and I saw one at Bovu Island, upstream from Vic Falls. Never saw one in the Luangwa valley, but they are occasionally seen there.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:56 PM

@egilio

Thank you - that's what I had thought, some kind of hawk, but I don't have a decent reference site or book...

 

Cheers & thanks!



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:05 AM

@Lala could still be pale or dark chanting goshawk, I don't know which one occurs there, or when they both occur how to distinguish them easily, don't have a book at hand here either.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:03 AM

@Lala it's a Pale Chanting Goshawk.  
Pales have more yellow on the cere (base of the beak), while Darks have more of a reddish, orangish colour there.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:20 PM

I saw one in the Aberdares last June. Could have been a bit closer but beggars can´t be choosers. :)

 

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 08:44 AM

~ @michael-ibk

 

Thank you for posting the Aberdares Crowned Eagle.

 

I admire how well-rendered the tail and leg plumage is.

 

The stance on the snag above a broken-off tree is a classic.

 

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 02:58 PM

I just saw two Crowned Eagles in Mount Kenya National Park, on January 12.  

 

One was an adult bird that we saw perched and in flight.  The second was an immature bird seen in flight and eventually observed stooping on distant prey.

 

Photos were distant and poor so I will not inflict them on readers of this thread...


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Posted 09 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

A mating pair above the Zululand Rhino Reserve riverbed this July...I will get the TR up someday. Before June at least!


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