A large eagle of the African mountains, this powerful bird, often referred to as a ‘Black Eagle’, rides thermal currents to gain height in order to get a better vantage point for hunting.
Verreaux’s Eagle has roughly the same build as the Golden Eagle and is capable of taking prey up to the size of antelope.
For now ‘Massai’ is paired up in a breeding aviary off site for some peace and quiet to woo his girlfriend! Watch this space…
This eagle is usually found where its favourite prey species, the Rock Hyrax, lives. It hunts by power and stealth, using the sun to dazzle its prey.
Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critical