Verreaux's eagle (Aquila verreauxii) is also known as the black eagle because of its striking black plumage. A specialised predator, Verreaux’s eagle feeds mainly on rock hyraxes. Verreaux’s eagle lays one or two eggs in a large nest made of sticks, although usually only one chick from each clutch will reach maturity. It is also called the black eagle, especially in Southern Africa, leading to potential confusion with the Indian black eagle, which lives in Asia.



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