juvenile; rufous body and forewings; (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Hawk-Eagle
Aquila spilogaster

Native Range: frica

Notes: the adult is a medium-sized black-and-white eagle whose plumage differs dramatically from that of the rufous-colored juvenile; an uncommon species of woodlands and savannas with at least some trees.

juvenile; barred undertail and underwings (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

juvenile; very different plumage from adult (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

adult; black-and-white pattern underneath (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

juvenile and adult in a comparison shot (South Africa; 2007-06-30)