Hawks, kites and eagles in Uganda

Hawks, kites and eagles in Uganda

April 4, 2022

Hawks, kites and eagles in Uganda- Accipitridae is a family of birds of prey and include hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and Old World vultures. These birds have powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, powerful talons, and keen eyesight. There are 233 species occruing worldwide and 60 species of these occur in Uganda.

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)

Scissor-tailed Kite (Chelictinia riocourii)

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Banded Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinerascens)

Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)

European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus)

Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus)

White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis)

Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus)

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)

Brown Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinereus)

Congo Serpent-eagle (Dryotriorchis spectabilis)

Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

African Marsh Harrier (Circus ranivorus)

Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus)

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus)

Rueppell’s Griffon (Gyps rueppellii)

Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis)

African Cuckoo-hawk (Aviceda cuculoides

Beaudouin’s Snake-eagle (Circaetus beaudouini)

Black-chested Snake-eagle (Circaetus pectoralis)

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)

Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)

African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus

Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar)

Shikra (Accipiter badius)

Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes)

Red-thighed Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythropus)

Booted Eagle (Aquila pennatus)

Ayres’s Hawk-eagle (Aquila ayresii)

Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus)

Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates)

Eastern Chanting Goshawk (Melierax poliopterus)

Ovampo Sparrowhawk (Accipiter ovampensis)

Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris)

Black Goshawk (Accipiter melanoleucus)

Red-chested Goshawk (Accipiter toussenelii)

Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)

Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis)

Cassin’s Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus africanus)

Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus)

Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus)

Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk (Accipiter castanilius)

Long-tailed Hawk (Urotriorchis macrourus)

Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis)

Eurasian Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Mountain Buzzard (Buteo oreophilus)

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

Red-necked Buzzard (Buteo auguralis)

Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur)

Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)

Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

Wahlberg’s Eagle (Aquila wahlbergi)

Verreaux’s Eagle (Aquila verreauxii)

African Hawk-eagle (Aquila spilogaster)

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