black eagle, noun phrase

Also with initial capitals. The large eagle Aquila verreauxii of the Accipitridae, black with a white ‘V’ on back and rump; berghaan sense 1; dassievanger; Kaffrarian eagle, see Kaffrarian; Verreaux’s eagle. Also attributive.
1908 Haagner & Ivy Sketches of S. Afr. Bird-Life 55The powerful Black Eagle (Aquila verreauxi), called by the Boers the Dassievanger (dassie-catcher) from its fondness for Rock-rabbits.
1936 E.L. Gill First 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.
1937 M. Alston Wanderings 81I came upon two large eagles, the Verreaux’s or black eagles — ‘les Caffres’ of Le Vaillant.
1964 L.G. Green Old Men Say 163King of the more than one hundred and fifty species of Cape Peninsula birds..is the black eagle or dassievanger.
1973 J. Cowden For 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.
1973 J. Cowden For 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.
1990 Weekly Mail 6 July (Weekend Mail) 13The magnificent Black Eagle lives in mountainous territory all over Africa — from the Cape to Arabia.
The large eagle Aquila verreauxii of the Accipitridae, black with a white ‘V’ on back and rump; berghaan1; dassievanger; Kaffrarian eagle, see Kaffrarian; Verreaux’s eagle. Also attributive.

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