black head and chest; white belly and flanks; (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Black-chested Snake Eagle
Circaetus pectoralis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: snake eagles are small but large-headed eagles that do indeed often eat snakes; black head and chest above a white belly helps to identify this uncommon snake eagle of eastern and southern Africa.

bright yellow iris; black upperparts; large head (South Africa; 2007-06-30)