1936E.L. GillFirst Guide to S. Afr. Birds 128Black Eagle, Dassievanger, Verreaux’s eagle,..A large and fine eagle, jet black all over except for a white band down the centre of back and rump.
1937M. AlstonWanderings 81I came upon two large eagles, the Verreaux’s or black eagles — ‘les Caffres’ of Le Vaillant.
1964L.G. GreenOld Men Say 163King of the more than one hundred and fifty species of Cape Peninsula birds..is the black eagle or dassievanger.
1973J. CowdenFor Love 38Known in South Africa as the Black Eagle, Witkruis arend (white cross eagle), Dassie-vanger (dassie catcher) and, by the Zulus, as uKozi..it is found now only in the mountain vastnesses and is not often seen.
1973J. CowdenFor Love 52Nature..allows only one egg to play a part in perpetuating the black eagle species. Even if both eggs hatched, only one would live.
1990Weekly Mail 6 July (Weekend Mail) 13The magnificent Black Eagle lives in mountainous territory all over Africa — from the Cape to Arabia.
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