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Long-crested Eagle
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Information
Range Africa south of the Sahara, except in the arid zones.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Lophaetus
Species Lophaetus occipitalis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Long-crested eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is currently placed in a monotypic genus Lophaetus.

A relatively small eagle (about 55 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara, except in the arid zones. In southern Africa it is a fairly common resident in the eastern areas. It inhabits woodlands, exotic plantations, forest edges and mainly lives off rodents and shrews.

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