BLACK-CHESTED SNAKE EAGLE

(Circaetus pectoralis or alternatively Circaetus gallicus)

Previously known as Black-breasted Snake Eagle, or also known as a sub-species of Short-toed Eagle

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Roberts VI 143
Clements 2000 30.0610
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 30-58
A medium bird (about 65cm), found from Southern Africa to Zaire and Ethiopia, other subspecies in W Africa and Eurasia. It is an uncommon resident throughout most of Southern Africa. A highly variable habitat, mostly lightly wooded plains. It lives off snakes and lizards

List of Stamps showing Black-chested Snake Eagle

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Bophuthatswana 0226 0226 1989 50c
Bophuthatswana 0226m 0226m 1989 50c
Botswana 0777 0554 1993 25t
Central African Republic   1982 1997 350f
French Indian Ocean Settlements 0283   1948 5r
France 2644  2464 1984 2f
Georgia 0166  0170 1996 15k
Ghana  2849   1999 c1000
Jordan 2047   2003 100f
Kyrgyzstan 0075  0078 1995 150t
Poland 1208 1203 1960 90g
Vietnam Republic 0484 1239 1982 1d