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African Hawk-Eagle

Aquila spilogaster (Bonaparte, CLJL 1850)

The African hawk-eagle is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. This species’ feathered legs mark it as a member of the Aquilinae subfamily. The African hawk-eagle breeds in tropical Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a bird of assorted woodland, including both savanna and hilly areas but the tend to occur in woodland that is typically dry. The species tends to be rare in areas where their preferred habitat type is absent. This species builds a stick nest of around 1 m (3.3 ft) across in a large tree. The clutch is generally one or two eggs. The African hawk-eagle is powerfully built and hunts small to medium sized mammals and birds predominantly, occasionally taking reptiles and other prey as well. The call is a shrill kluu-kluu-kluu. The African hawk-eagle is considered a fairly stable species and a species of Least Concern per the IUCN. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Aquila
Scientific:
  Aquila spilogaster


Original description

Citation:
  (Bonaparte, CLJL 1850)

Reference:
   Rev. Mag. Zool. Pure Appl. (2), 2 p.487

Protonym:
  Spizaëtus spilogaster

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2340365


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  9A418C4525EAB2B1

Avibase ID:
  avibase-9A418C45

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9A418C45


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 824021

Geographic range:

  • Aquila spilogaster: Woodlands and savanna of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
African Hawk-Eagle
Catalan:
Àguila emmantellada
Czech:
orel savanový
Danish:
Afrikansk Høgeørn
German:
Akazienadler
Spanish:
Águila estriada
Spanish (Spain):
Águila Estriada
Finnish:
afrikanvuorikotka
French:
Aigle fascié
Croatian:
bjelotrbi orao
Hungarian:
afrikai héjasas
Icelandic:
Vákörn
Italian:
Aquilastore africano
Japanese (romaji):
momojirokumataka
Japanese:
モモジロクマタカ
Lithuanian:
Baltapilvis sakalinis erelis
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Havikarend
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Afrikahaukørn
Norwegian:
Afrikahaukørn
Polish:
orzeł plamisty
Portuguese:
Águia-dominó
Russian:
Африканский орёл
Slovak:
orol škvrnitoprsý
Serbian:
Afrički jastrebasti orao
Swedish:
afrikansk hökörn
Ukrainian:
орел африканський
Chinese:
非洲隼雕
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲鷹鵰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Hawk Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Hawk Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Hawk Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Hawk Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Hawk Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Hawk Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Aigle fascié ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Aigle fascié ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Hawk Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Hawk Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Hawk Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Hawk Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Hawk-eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Hawk-eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Hieraaetus spilogaster [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Hieraaëtus fasciatus spilogaster [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Hieraaetus spilogaster [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Hieraaetus spilogaster) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
African Hawk-Eagle ( Aquila spilogaster) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hieraaetus spilogaster [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aquila spilogaster [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Aquila [fasciata or spilogaster] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Afrikaanse Jagarend, Grootjagarend, Grootjagarend (Afrikaanse Jagarend)
Belarusian: Афрыканскі арол-шуляк
Catalan: Àguila emmantellada, Àguila-astor africana
Czech: Orel Bonapartuv, orel savanový
Welsh: Gwalcheryr Affrica
Danish: Afrikansk Høgeørn
German: Afrikahabichtsadler, Afrika-Habichtsadler, Afrikanischer Habichtsadler, AfrikanischerHabichtadler, Akazienadler, Habichtsadler
English: African Eagle, African Hawk Eagle, African Hawk-Eagle
English, HBW: African Hawk-eagle
English (IOC): African Hawk-Eagle
English (Kenya): African Hawk Eagle
English (United States): African Hawk-Eagle
Esperanto: Afrika nizaglo
Spanish: Águila Africana, Águila azor africana, Águila estriada, Aguila-azor Africana, Águila-azor Africana
Spanish (Spain): Águila Estriada
Spanish (HBW): African Hawk-Eagle
Estonian: aafrika haugaskotkas
Finnish: Afrikanvuorikotka
French: Aigle autour fascié, Aigle de Bonelli africain, Aigle fascié, Aigle-autour fascié
Frisian: Afrikaanske haukearn
Irish: Seabhac-iolar Afracach
Galician: Aguia dominó
Hebrew: עיט ניצי אפריקני
Croatian: bjelotrbi orao
Hungarian: afrikai héjasas
Icelandic: Vákörn
Italian: Aquila minore africana, Aquilastore africano
Japanese (romaji): momojirokumataka
Japanese: モモジロクマタカ
Mongolian, Halh: харсун бүргэд, харсун бүргэдэй
Kwangali: Ekangakodi
Scientific: Aquila spilogaster, Aquila spilogastra, Hieraaetus fasciatus minor, Hieraaëtus fasciatus spilogaster, Hieraaetus spilogaster, Spizaëtus spilogaster
Lithuanian: Baltapilvis sakalinis erelis
Latvian: Āfrikas ērglis
Mongolian: харсун бүргэд, харсун бүргэдэй
Dutch: Afrikaanse Havikarend
Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrikahaukørn
Norwegian: Afrikahaukørn
Polish: orzeł plamisty, orzelek afrykanski, orzełek afrykański
Portuguese: Águia-dominó
Portuguese (Portugal): águia-dominó, Águia-preta-e-branca
Rhaeto-Romance: Evla africana
Russian: *Африканский ястребиный орёл, Африканский орёл, Африканский ястребиный орёл
Northern Sami: Afrihkáfállegoaskin
Slovak: Orol škvrnitoprsý
Shona: Gondo
Serbian: Afrički jastrebasti orao
Swedish: Afrikansk hökörn
Swahili: Tai Kumbamti
Tswana: Ntsu
Turkish: Afrika atmaca kartalı, Afrika atmaca-kartalı
Tsonga: Ghama
Ukrainian: орел африканський, Орел-карлик африканський
Chinese: 非洲隼雕
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲鷹鵰

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