Long-crested Eagle
Lophaetus occipitalis
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The adult long-crested eagle has a yellow eye; the juvenile, grey (see slideshow photo #1). Overall color varies from dark brown to steel blue. It feeds on rodents, reptiles, some fish and insects (slideshow photo #9). The male is said to have a longer crest and whiter tarsi than the female. The upper photo (Mkomazi, 2-17) is courtesy of Stuart Webb. The 2nd row bird was in Oldonyo Sambu (1-16). The other two photos were taken in the Silale swamp (10-10). Click above photo for the slideshow.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-18 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Mike Peterson, Silas Olofson, Stein Ø. Nilsen, Rick Carlson
Luc Grolle, Karine Van der Vurst, Stuart Webb

Last Update this page: 12-19-18