Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus


Cloete, D. 2013. Investigating the decline of the Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) in South Africa. MSc Thesis. University of Cape Town.

Ferguson-Lees, J.; Christie, D.A. 2001. Raptors of the World. Christopher Helm, London.

Global Raptor Information Network. 2009. Species account: Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus. Available at: #

Jenkins, A.R.; De Goede, K.H.; Sebele, L.; Diamond, M. 2013. Brokering a settlement between eagles and industry: sustainable management of large raptors nesting on power infrastructure. Bird Conservation International 23: 232-246.

Simmons, R.E. 2015. Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus. In: Simmons, R. E.; Brown, C. J.; Kemper, J. (ed.), Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species, pp. 135-137. Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia Nature Foundation.

Taylor, M.R. 2015. Martial Egale Polemaetus bellicosus. In: Taylor, M. R.; Peacock, F.; Wanless, R. M. (ed.), The 2015 Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, pp. 113-115. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thiollay, J.-M. 2006. The decline of raptors in West Africa: long-term assessment and the role of protected areas. Ibis 148: 240-254.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Polemaetus bellicosus. Downloaded from on 10/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 10/08/2020.