Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Brown Snake-Eagle

Brown Snake-Eagle Circaetus cinereus

Described by: Vieillot (1818)
Alternate common name(s): Brown Snake Eagle, Brown Snake-eagle, Brown Harrier-eagle
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Akagera National Park, Rwanda - Feb 28, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Akagera National Park, Rwanda - Feb 28, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Subsaharan Africa;
S. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, sw. Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, c. Chad, s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia s. through Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana to c. Namibia, and n. South Africa (n. Cape Province, Transvaal, Natal).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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