AFRICAN CROWNED EAGLE

(Stephanoaetus coronatus or Spizaetus coronatus)

Also known as Crowned Hawk-Eagle or  Crowned Eagle

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Roberts VI / VII 141 / 396
Clements 2000 30.2350
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 30-224
 
A very large bird (about 90cm), found in tropical Africa, in southern Africa a common resident in suitable habitat in the eastern areas. It inhabits dense indigenous forests and lives off monkeys and other mammals up to 20kg, birds and monitor lizards. The nest is a huge pile of sticks in the fork of a large forest tree.

List of Stamps showing African Crowned Eagle

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Gabon 0173 0207 1961 250f
Libya 2269 2107 1995 100dh
Malawi 0803  0515 1988 K4
Rwanda 0963 1026 1980 100f
Sierra Leone 1515m Bl 134 1990 Le150
South Africa 1902   2011 R6.00
Zaire 1482m 1162 1996 50000Nz