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.
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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