Circaetus pectoralis The Black-chested Snake Eagle is often seen hunting for their preferred serpentine prey over flat, open habitats such as savanna, grasslands, scrublands and semi-deserts. Apart from snakes they’ll also catch other reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. These eagles are quite adept at swallowing even large snakes in flight. Usually seen singly or in […]

via Black-chested Snake Eagle — de Wets Wild

Poachers poison hundreds of Botswana vultures Poachers have poisoned hundreds of raptors in northern Botswana using three elephant carcasses as bait. The information has just been released by the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks. The incident took place just south of world famous Chobe National Park. Two tawny eagles and 537 vultures were […]

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