black eagle


Definition of black eagle

1 : a young golden eagle used especially when the bird is supposed to be a representative of a separate species
2 : a large powerful eagle (Aquila verreauxii) of mountainous parts of southern and eastern Africa that is chiefly black but has white tail coverts and a V-shaped band across the shoulders

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“Black eagle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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