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Brown Snake-Eagle

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Alternate name
Circaetus cinereus Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
71 - 76 cm Length
Dryer reg56ns, dessert, grassland, savanna & shrubland. Found in:-   See range Habitat
1 White egg incubation by female 48 -50 ays. fledging in 97 - 113  days. Clutch
Reptiles, mainly snakes, mammals, birds & large insects. Food  
3369 - TSN: 175500 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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If you have sound recording of the Acciptridae please send it to xeno-canto. 

  Afrikaans: Bruinslangarend
Bulgarian: Пепелявосив змияр
Czech: Orlík hnedý, orlík hnědý
Danish: Mørk Slangeørn
German: Brauner Schlangenadler, Einfarbschlangenadler, Einfarb-Schlangenadler
English: Banded Snake-Eagle, Brown Harrier Eagle, Brown Harrier-eagle, Brown Snake Eagle, Brown Snake-Eagle, Smaller Banded Snake Eagle, Snake Eagle
Spanish: Águila Culebrera Sombría, Culebrera Sombría
Estonian: tõmmu-madukotkas
Finnish: ruskokäärmekotka, Ruskokäärmekotkat
French: Circaete brun, Circaète brun
Italian: Biancone bruno, Biancone cenerino
Japanese: chairochouhiwashi, chairochuuhiwashi
Japanese: チャイロチュウヒワシ, チャイロチョウヒワシ
Kwangali: Ekangakodi
Latin: Circaetus cinereus, Circaetus gallicus cinereus
Dutch: Bruine Slangenarend
Norwegian: Brunslangeørn
Polish: gadozer brunatny, gadożer brunatny
Portuguese: Águia-cobreira-castanha
Russian: Бурый Змееяд
Slovak: hadiar tmavohnedý
Swedish: Brun ormörn
Swahili: Tai Kahawia
Tsonga: Ghama

Range Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ghana , Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, ,Rwanda , Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe.


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