Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) - HBW 2, p. 132

French: Bateleur des savanes German: Gaukler Spanish: Aguila Volatinera
Other common names: Bateleur Eagle

Taxonomy: Falco ecaudatus Daudin, 1800, Knysna district, Cape province, South Africa.
Monotypic genus. Several features of morphology, in addition to juvenile plumage and feeding habits, indicate links with Circaetus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Senegambia E to Sudan and Ethiopia then S to Namibia and South Africa.