Southern Africa

Martial Eagle - Bird to Fear in Southern Africa



With a name that sounds like a professional wrestler and a wingspan that's more grand than its name, the martial eagle of Southern Africa is one of the most impressive birds in the world. Native to the sub-Saharan region of the continent, the heaviest bird in Africa weighs in as heavy as 14 pounds (6.3 kilograms), has a wingspan that has been known to approach 8.5 feet (250 centimeters), and a body length of about 3 feet (around a meter).



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