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Wahlberg's Eagle
Wahlberg's Eagle
Bird. Wahlberg's eagle is one of the smallest of the eagles, only growing to 52 cm (20 in) and 770 grams (1.7 lb). Usually solitary, these eagles like to perch in leafy trees. They nest in the rainy season, building a small platform lined with leaves under the canopy of a tree. Usually only one egg is laid, and it hatches in 24 to 45 days. Only the mother feeds the baby bird, for about 75 days. Wahlberg's eagles are one species of “booted” eagles, so named because their legs are feathered down to their ankles. They have been seen waiting at the edges of bush fires waiting for prey to escape.
Scientific Name Lifespan
Aquila wahlberg 6 to 8 years
Carnivore. Small birds, reptiles, and mammals.
Predators and Threats
Giant eagle owl.
Savanna and woodland of Sub-Sahara Africa.