Crowned Solitary Eagle
Crowned Solitary Eagles are all gray, except for a black tail that has a single white band and a white tip. The crest is bushy and prominent. The wings are long and broad, and the tail is short. The legs and cere are yellow. Juveniles are brown from above with a buff head and underparts, and brown streaks on breast. The lower belly and legs are heavily barred, and the tail has a clear white subterminal band. Their call is a long, high-pitched whistle, which can be heard from a distance of 2 kilometers. They have a length: 75-85 cm and a weight: 2.9 kg. Crowned Solitary Eagles habit is a semi-open dry country, such as savanna, grassland, sparse woodland, and bushy steppes. They have also been found in hilly areas, gallery forest, and cattle ranches, 0-1,200 meters above sea level. They are semi-crepuscular—crepuscular animals are active during dawn and dusk.