Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Martial Eagle

Polemaetus bellicosus

Description:

A very large bird with a wingspan of 6 to 8.5 feet. Found in sub-Saharan Africa. The martial eagle is an apex predator, being at the top of the avian food chain in its environment and, if in healthy condition, having no natural predators. This one was high up on a dead tree, pulling apart and eating a medium sized bird

Habitat:

Chobe riverfront, situated in the extreme Northeast of the Chobe National Park. Mainly fairly open lush floodplains


No species ID suggestions

8 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thanks Mark...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Super spotting Pam

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

thank you Ashley for the spotting of the week nomination...

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

Pretty impressive bird...

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

Thanks Robert. Yes that's the one that strikes me most also, but you can't really see its head so well, so I didn't choose that. I'll put it and see...

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Great series Pam. My vote would be #2. Thanks for sharing this great spotting.

pamsai
pamsai 3 years ago

Would appreciate help choosing the top photo !

Lat: -17.82, Long: 25.14

Spotted on May 7, 2014
Submitted on Jan 14, 2016

Reference

Related spottings

Martial Eagle Martial Eagle Martial Eagle Martial Eagle

Nearby spottings

African Fish Eagle (sub adult) Tawny Eagle African Fish Eagle Nile crocodile