VERREAUX’S EAGLE

 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aquila verreauxii

IUCN RED LIST (Global status): Least Concern

RED DATA BOOK OF BIRDS (Regional status): Vulnerable

 

POPULATION

It’s believed that tens of thousands of Verreaux’s Eagles remain.

 

KNOW YOUR VERREAUX’S EAGLE

These eagles are mostly black in colour, with distinctive yellow around the eye and a grey-blue beak.

WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?

Verreaux’s Eagles are native to sub-Saharan Africa.

WHAT HABITAT DO VERREAUX’S EAGLES LIKE?

These species opt for mountainous and rocky areas, and can also be found in savannah and semi-desert regions.

THREATS

These birds may be persecuted where there’s conflict with livestock farmers.

ACTION TO SAVE OUR VERREAUX’S EAGLES

The Overberg Crane Group monitors the number of Verreaux’s Eagles, to better understand their habits and the threats to them.

THE IUCN RED LIST OF THREATENED SPECIES/RED DATA BOOK OF BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA:

 

Not EvaluatedData DeficientLeast ConcernNear ThreatenedVulnerableEndangeredCritically endangeredExtinct in the wildExtinct

DEAD OR INJURED BIRDS

Blue Cranes and other birds are often found dead or injured in the Overberg. Please report dead or injured birds to our OCG Extension Officer, Keir Lynch by email to support@bluecrane.org.za or phone 084 369 0969.

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REPORT RINGED BIRDS

Hundreds of Blue Cranes have had rings placed on their legs over the years. We use these rings to identify Blue Cranes. With this information, we can learn more about them. If you see a Blue Crane with rings on its legs, please let us know.

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SUPPORT

The Overberg Crane Group is the only organisation dedicated to protecting our Overberg's birds, like Blue Cranes and Cape Vultures. We need your help to protect our threatened bird species from possible future extinction.

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