Aquila verreauxii   Verreaux's Eagle  Witkruisarend
Verreauxs Eagle nest
Waterval, May 2018

Resident. A cliff-nesting species in which pairs remain faithful to the same nesting site/s year after year; one such nest (shown alongside), still active today, is known to have been in use since at least 1960. The number of resident pairs that breed in the Waterberg is estimated to be between 20-30, these mostly occurring along the Sandriviersberg range from Marekele to Hanglip, spaced 5-20 km apart, and northwards from here along the escarpment cliffs as far as Masebe; scattered pairs nest elsewhere on isolated cliffs. When not breeding, individuals may range widely, sometimes far from the nearest known breeding sites; they are recorded from 24% of the Waterberg pentads.
Verreauxs Eagle
Dinaka, Jan 2018

Breeds in winter, laying in Apr-May and fledging in Sep-Oct. This is a very late nesting pair.


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