Marshall Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)
Size: Length 79-86cm (31-34ins)
Wingspan 210-260cm (83-102ins)
Status: Uncommon but widespread
Habitat: African Savannah and forested rivers
Reproduction: 1 egg. March-July.
55 day incubation.
Diet: Hares, ground squirrels, snakes, lizards, ground birds, young antelope and monkeys
The largest African Eagle, female Marshalls can weigh in at 6kg. They have terrific eyesight, being able to spot prey easily from 1 mile away. A rare bird, their numbers have fallen due to persecution from farmers. Pesticides and loss of habitat have also added to their decline.