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.
Who has seen a crowned eagle?
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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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.
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 - 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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