Southern Banded Snake-eagle

Circaetus fasciolatus

I first recorded this near-threatened snake-eagle in September 2011 in Arabuko Sokoke Forest near Watamu, Kenya.

My guide, Jonathan and I were heading back into the forest (after seeing crab plovers at Mida Creek) when he suddenly stopped the car and pointed excitedly to the left. There in front of us, framed against an overcast sky, was this beautiful eagle sitting on a dead tree. We watched it, for what seemed ages, before it flew off. What an incredible moment!


Southern Banded Snake Eagle / Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Kenya / September 2011 Southern Banded Snake-eagle / Sand Forest, Coutada 12, Mozambique / 11 October 2015 Southern Banded Snake Eagle / Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Kenya / September 2011 Southern Banded Snake Eagle / Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Kenya / September 2011 Southern Banded Snake-eagle / Sand Forest, Coutada 12, Mozambique / 11 October 2015 Southern Banded Snake-eagle / Sand Forest, Coutada 12, Mozambique / 11 October 2015 Southern Banded Snake-eagle / Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Kenya / 21 September 2011 Southern Banded Snake-eagle / Sand Forest, Coutada 12, Mozambique / 11 October 2015 Southern Banded Snake-eagle / Sand Forest, Coutada 12, Mozambique / 11 October 2015 Southern Banded Snake-Eagle / Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa / 10 April 2012
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