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verreauxs' eagle

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Verreauxs' eagle (Aquila verreauxii) is named after the brothers of the same name, Jules (1808-1873) and Edouard (1810-1868), French collectors who worked at the Cape. Climbing boots on to observe this species in mountains and rocky areas with cliffs. They are usually in pairs, remaining close together for most of the day. First light and dusk is the best time of day to see them who roost on cliffs, usually near the nest site.

Distribution: Absent from the Kalahari sand habitat. Central plateau regions from Fish River Canyon in the south extending to Windhoek, Erongo Mountains, Brandberg, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park and as far north as Epupa Falls.

Diet: Takes most prey from the ground, hunting in pairs. Records confirm 1 pair in Namibia chased a kudu calf over a cliff. Hunts rock hyrax, vervet monkey, Chacma baboon, bushbabies, dune mole rat, klipspringer, springbok and reedbuck. Avian prey includes francolins, herons, Egyptian goose, kelp gull and chickens.

Description: Distinctive from all other raptors because of colouration. Black tail, head, wing coverts and body. Back and rump white, with a characteristic 'V' extending to either side of the mantle from the back.

Breeding: Females lay 1 or 2 eggs between April and June in a large cup made of sticks incubated for up to 50 days.

Size: 95cm. Weight: 4.5kg. Wingspan: 2.5kg.

Ai-Aiba Lodge

Nestled in a conservation area in the majestic Erongo Mountains this property contains a wide selection of rock art. Activities here center around rock art and various guided walking trails serve as a good introduction to Namibian rock art

Epako Game Farm

A luxury lodge offering top notch rooms & facilities. Guided game drives and bush walks allow guests to thoroughly explore the area.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

One of our favourite lodges in Namibia - excellent accommodation, food and guided walks in beautiful surroundings make for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Etusis Lodge

A variety of activities are on offer at this lodge near Karibib. Accommodation ranges from camping and self-catering options to private bungalows

Hohenstein Lodge

Situated at the foot of the Hohenstein mountain, this lodge offers many hiking and climbing opportunities. It is also well situated to visit the Spitzkoppe Mountain

Kashana Lodge

A charming lodge in the town of Omaruru. With all the facilities you may require including a popular restaurant & bar

Klein Eden Guest Farm

Around 30km east of Omaruru this pretty little guest farms offers self catering units in a tranquil and pleasant environment

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