Cassin's hawk-eagle

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Cassin's Hawk-Eagle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Aquila
Species: A. africana
Binomial name
Aquila africana
(Cassin, 1865)[2]

Spizaetus africanus
Hieraaetus africanus

The Cassin's Hawk-Eagle (Aquila africana) is a bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in western, central and (very locally) eastern Africa. They prefer dense, humid forests. The adult has black upperparts and white underparts. Its tail has dark and light brown bands and its feet are pale yellow.


  1. ^ BirdLife International 2004. Spizaetus africanus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. [1] Downloaded on 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ Helbig AJ, Kocum A, Seibold I & Braun MJ (2005) A multi-gene phylogeny of aquiline eagles (Aves: Accipitriformes) reveals extensive paraphyly at the genus level. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 35(1):147-164 PDF