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In this section are copies of original works of art. All of them are dedicated to helping us live according to unconditional love and compassion, which is the foundation of our peaceful means of bringing true and lasting peace to all of God's creatures, whether they are human beings or other animals.

Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis)

Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis)
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Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis)

A black eagle with boldly white wing patches, most evident in flight, and strongly barred grey and black tail, this is a distinctive species made all the more so by virtue of a very long, rather shaggy crest. They are found in southern Africa, mostly in forested areas, forest edges, and in riparian vegetation, but also on farms, plantations and in dry country. By far their main pry is rodents, up to the size of large rats, but they will take other vertebrate species, and probably a few large insects.

In spite of their quite singular appearance, and the traditional placement of them alone in a monotypic genus, recent thinking is that they are actually quite closely related to the Afro-Eurasian spotted eagles in the genus Clanga, which are, in appearance, closer to what I think most of us think an eagle should look like, lacking, as they do, the spectacular crest.

The painting is in oils on a panel and is approximately life-size, measuring 30 X 24 inches.

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