- Sula dactylatra
The Martial Eagle is a large bird of prey that lives in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. This is the largest species of eagle in all of Africa and an extremely powerful apex predator at the top of the food chain.
Adult Martial Eagles have a striking plumage, with dark upperparts and a speckled cream-colored belly. The head has a short crest and they have yellow eyes. It takes Martial Eagles seven years to reach their full adult plumage.
Martial Eagles are known for their size, their power, and their amazing eyesight, which is thought to be over 3 times more keen than humans.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 May 2015|
|Scientific Name||Polemaetus bellicosus|
|Birdorable Family||Birds of Prey|
(as of 13 August 2015)
31 to 38 inches
74 to 102 inches
106 to 219 ounces
|Range||West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa|