The Long-crested Eagle is a relatively small species of eagle that lives in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Its diet consists of mostly small rodents such as shrews. It hunts from a perched position, not on the wing.
Adult Long-crested Eagles are dark brown or black. Young birds are usually more brown in color. These beautiful bird are named for the six long feathers at the back of the head that make an impressive crest.
The Long-crested Eagle has a very large native range and has a conservation status of Least Concern as of June 2013.