Cassin's hawk-eagle

Cassin's hawk-eagle

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Aquila africana

Cassin's hawk-eagle or Cassin's eagle, is a relatively small eagle in the family Accipitridae. Its feathered legs mark it as member of the Aquilinae or booted eagle subfamily. A forest-dependent species, it occurs in primary rainforests across western, central and eastern Africa where it preys on birds and tree squirrels. It was named after John Cassin who first described it in 1865. Due to widespread habitat destruction, its populations are steadily declining but have not yet warranted upgrading its status from Least Concern.

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References

1. Cassin's hawk-eagle Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassin's_hawk-eagle
2. Cassin's hawk-eagle on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22696138/111714549

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