Crowned Eagle

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Why is the African crowned eagle known to be one of the most ferocious birds of prey in Africa?

The African crowned eagle is known for being one of the most ferocious of Africa’s birds of prey due to the size and nature of their prey. The diet of the African crowned eagle mainly consists of mammals, particularly hyraxes and antelope. However, when hunting in pairs, these birds are also known to hunt large reptiles, birds, and mammals (including monkeys).