Genus: Aquila (eagles - part) 

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Occurs worldwide (except South America and Antarctica) with seven of the 18 species occurring in southern Africa. There are a number of other genera of 'eagles' mostly each containing a single species - see under the holding family Accipitridae.

Species indigenous to southern Africa

Aquila ayresii (Ayres's hawk-eagle, Ayres' eagle) 

Aquila nipalensis (Steppe eagle) 

Aquila pennatus (Booted eagle) 

Aquila pomarina (Lesser spotted eagle) 

Aquila rapax (Tawny eagle) 

Aquila spilogaster (African hawk-eagle) 

Aquila verreauxii (Verreauxs' eagle, Black eagle) 

Aquila wahlbergi (Wahlberg's eagle) 

  
 

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