Urban Verreaux’s Eagles
This research assessed the diet of Verreaux’s eagles nesting along the urbanized Magaliesberg Mountain Range, South Africa. The study investigated the impact, different levels of urban development has on diet composition and prey selection of urban Verreaux’s eagles. Reduced sightings of Verreaux’s eagles in the Magaliesberg, suggested a possible decline in the population over the past 30 years. In light of this apparent decline, the study was initiated in the Magaliesberg in order to determine where the bird’s nest and what they eat when occupying territories in close proximity to humans.