The Black Eagle Project was initiated in 2011 by Megan Murgatroyd, a postgraduate student from the Animal Demography Unit (ADU ) at the University of Cape Town in collaboration with the Cape Leopard Trust. The Black Eagle Project’s research will focus on the effects of land use on the diet and hunting habits of the Black eagle (Aquila verreauxii). Research will take place in the Cederberg Mountains, which remain relatively pristine and the Sandveld, which has undergone extensive land conversion for agriculture. The outcomes of the project will enable an assessment of the effects land use has had on the Black eagle and its primary prey, the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis).
Please follow this link to view the Black Eagle Project website and stay updated on Meg’s fascinating study: http://www.blackeagleproject.blogspot.com/