VERREAUX'S EAGLE

(Aquila verreauxii)

Also known as Black Eagle

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Roberts VI / VII 131 / 389
Clements 2000 30.2150
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 30-203

 

A large bird (about 84cm), locally common in suitable habitat, in Southern Africa absent from Botswana and Mocambique, also found in East Africa and Sinai. It inhabits rocky hills, mountains and gorges and lives off dassies (Rock hyrax) and other small animals.

 

List of Stamps showing Verreaux's Eagle

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 2000 6.50kz
Angola MS 1690 2003 45kz
Botswana 1010 2003 P1.45
Burundi 1193 1346 1977 11f
Burundi 1217 1370 1977 35f
Central African Republic   1981 1997 350f
Congo (Brazzaville) 1342 1356 1993 120f
Gambia 1508m (b) 1563 1993 D20
Guinea ms   2001 950f
Lesotho 0685m Bl 30 1986 M2
Namibia 1047   2006 $5.50
Namibia     2009 $4.60
Somalia 0466 1993 2500s
South West Africa 0271 0403 1975 5c
Swaziland 0247 0245 1976 30c
Zimbabwe 0650 0300 1984 17c