Martial eagle stretching

Martial eagle pairs are monogamous. They construct large platforms of sticks with a central indent for nesting. Sometimes building more than one nest before choosing a breeding site.
They lay only one egg and incubation takes 48 - 53 days. The chick can fly when it is three months old, but it remains in the nesting area for 3 - 8 more months as it still depends on its parents for food.

This particular Martial eagle was posing nicely for us very close the the Auob river road.

(en) Martial eagle
(sc) Polemaetus bellicosus
(nl) Vechtarend
(af) Breëkoparend