Brown Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinereus) - HBW 2, p. 132
French: Circaète brun
German: Einfarb Schlangenadler
Spanish: Culebrera Sombría
Other common names: Brown Harrier-eagle
Taxonomy: Circaetus cinereus Vieillot, 1818, Senegal.
Distribution: Senegambia E to N Ethiopia and S to South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
One bird perching on a branch Locality Inhaca Island, Maputo Province, Mozambique
Nacho Aransay 3 March 2013 40 weeks ago 23 sec 4.1
A bird perched on a dead tree in a windy morning, then starts flying Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 4 years ago 37 sec 3.6
A bird perched on the top of a big Acacia tree Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Rigdon Currie 31 December 2002 5 years ago 11 sec 3.5
Dorsal view of a bird on a top of a tree Locality Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 12 April 2013 31 weeks ago 20 sec 3.4
one bird flying away Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 30 December 2011 1 year ago 16 sec 3.4
An adult in a tree Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 August 2006 6 years ago 24 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 15 photos
bird preening on a high tree
Krzysztof Blachowiak 21 September 2011 1 year ago 4
A perched adult Brown Snake-Eagle.
Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 20 November 2005 3 years ago 4
A perched bird.
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 8 November 2011 1 year ago 3.9
an adult specimen
Locality Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
Marco Valentini 5 February 2012 1 year ago 3.8
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Jean Hupperetz 1 October 2007 4 years ago 3.7
Shortly after this picture was taken he swooped onto a snake in the grass
Locality Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Gemsbok NP), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Smoghead 19 March 2010 48 weeks ago 3.7
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