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Verreaux's Eagle

Aquila verreauxii Lesson, 1831

Verreaux's Eagle (Aquila verreauxii) is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, this species belongs to the taxonomic order Accipitriformes (formerly included in Falconiformes) and the family Accipitridae, which may be referred to colloquially as accipitrids or raptors. It is alternatively known as the Black Eagle, especially in Southern Africa, leading to potential confusion with the Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis), which is sometimes known as the Indian Black Eagle and is limited in distribution to Asia. Verreaux's Eagle lives in hilly and mountainous regions of southern and eastern Africa (extending marginally into Chad), and very locally in West Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the southern Middle East. It is one of the most specialized species of accipitrid in the world, with its distribution and life history revolving around its favorite prey species, the rock hyraxes. When hyrax populations decline, the species have been shown to survive with mixed success on other prey, such as small antelopes, gamebirds, hares, monkeys and other assorted vertebrates. Despite a high degree of specialization, Verreaux's Eagle has been fairly relatively well in historic times from a conservation standpoint. One population of this species, in the Matobo Hills of Zimbabwe, is arguably the best studied eagle population in the world, having been subject to continuous detailed study since the late 1950s. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Aquila

Scientific:
  Aquila verreauxii

Citation:
  Lesson, 1831

Reference:
  Cent.Zool. p.105 pl.38

Protonym:
  Aquila Verreauxii

Avibase ID:
  14F13C32872CBA1C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/14F13C32

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175416

Geographic range:

  • Aquila verreauxii: Locally in Africa south of the Sahara and s Arabian Peninsula
English:
Verreaux's Eagle
Czech:
orel damaní
German:
Kaffernadler
Danish:
Verreauxørn
Spanish:
Águila Cafre
Finnish:
mustakotka
French:
Aigle de Verreaux
Icelandic:
Kafförn
Italian:
Aquila di Verreaux
Japanese:
koshijiroinuwashi
Japanese:
コシジロイヌワシ
Dutch:
Zwarte Arend
Norwegian:
Klippeørn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Klippeørn
Polish:
orzel czarny
Portuguese:
Águia-preta
Russian:
Кафрский орёл
Slovak:
orol sedlatý
Swedish:
klippörn
Ukrainian:
Орел кафрський
Chinese:
黑雕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Verreauxs' Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Verreauxs' Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Verreauxs' Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Verreauxs' Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Aigle de Verreaux ( Aquila verreauxii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Aigle de Verreaux ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 1st edition:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 3rd edition:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxi)
Clements 4th edition:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 6th edition:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements, version 2015:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements, version 2016:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements, version 2017:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements, version 2018:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Clements, version 2019:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
eBird version 1.50:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
eBird version 1.52:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
James Lee Peters:
Aquila verreauxi
James Lee Peters (original):
Aquila verreauxii
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Aquila verreauxii
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Verreaux's Eagle ( Aquila verreauxii)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aquila verreauxii
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aquila verreauxii

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Witkruisarend
Bulgarian: Кафърски орел
Catalan: Àguila de Verreaux
Czech: orel damaní, Orel Verreauxuv
Danish: Verreaux Ørn, Verreauxørn
German: Felsenadler, Kaffernadler
English: African Black Eagle, Black Eagle, Verreaux's Eagle, Verreauxs' Eagle
English (IOC): Verreaux's Eagle
English (Kenya): Verreaux's Eagle
Spanish: Aguila Cafre, Águila Cafre
Spanish (Spain): Águila Cafre
Spanish (HBW): Águila cafre
Estonian: mustkotkas
Finnish: Mustakotka
French: Aigle de Verreaux, Aigle noir à dos blanc
Hebrew: עיט שחור
Croatian: Afrički crni orao
Hungarian: kaffer sas
Icelandic: Kafförn
Italian: Aquila di Verreaux
Japanese: koshijiroinuwashi
Japanese: コシジロイヌワシ
Kwangali: Ngongo Zonsavagani
Scientific: Aquila verreauxi, Aquila verreauxii
Lithuanian: Juodasis erelis
Latvian: baltmuguras ērglis
Dutch: Zwarte Arend
Norwegian Nynorsk: Klippeørn
Norwegian: Kafferørn, Klippeørn
Polish: orzel czarny, orzeł czarny
Portuguese: águia-cafre, Águia-preta, Águia-preta (Águia-cafre)
Portuguese (Portugal): Águia-preta
Russian: Кафрский орёл, Кафрский чёрный орёл, орёл Верро
Slovak: orol sedlatý, Orol Verreauxov, orol Verreauxov (orol kaferský)
Slovenian: kafrski orel
Shona: Rovambira
Serbian: Afrički crni orao
Sotho, Southern: Mojalipela
Swedish: Klippörn
Swahili: Nderi, Tai Nderi
Tswana: Ntsu
Turkish: Ak Sırtlı Kartal, kara kartal
Tsonga: Gama
Ukrainian: Орел кафрський
Xhosa: Ukhozi
Chinese: 黑雕
Chinese (Traditional): 黑鵰
Zulu: uKhozi

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