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Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources

Terathopius ecaudatus, Bateleur


Barnes K. 2000. The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Johannesburg (ZA): Birdlife South Africa. 169 p.

Bed'Hom B, Darre R, Fillon V. 1998. Chromosome banding studies in the Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus, Aves, Accipitridae). Chromosome Research. 6:437-440.

BirdLife International. 2012. Terathopius ecaudatus. The IUCN red list of threatened species. Version 2014.3.

BirdLife International. 2016. Terathopius ecaudatus. The IUCN red list of threatened species [Internet]. Version 2018-1; e.T22695289A93501191 [species assessed 2016 Oct 01; page accessed 2018 Aug 21]. 

Brooke R. 1984. South African Red Data Book - Birds. A report of the Committee for Nature Conservation Research National Programme for Environmental Sciences. South African National Scientific Programme. 213 p.

Brown L. 1955. Supplementary notes on the biology of the large birds of prey of the Embu District, Kenya Colony. Ibis. 92(2):183-221.

Brown L, Amadon D. 1968. Eagles, hawks, and falcons of the world. New York (NY): McGraw-Hill.

Brown L, Cade T. 1972. Age classes of the Bateleur and African Fish Eagle. Ostrich. 43:1-16.

Dean W, MacDonald I. 1981. A review of African birds feeding in association with mammals. Ostrich. 52(3):135-155.

Ferguson-Lees J, Christie D. 2001. Raptors of the world. Boston (MA): Houghton Mifflin. 992 p.

Fortune G. 1971. Sfaona traditional poetry. Zambezia. 2(1):41-60.

Fuertes L. 1930. Album of Abyssinian birds and mammals: from paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Chicago (IL): Field Museum of Natural History.

Griffiths C, Barrowclough G, Groth J, Mertz L. 2007. Phylogeny, diversity, and classification of the Accipitridae based on DNA sequences of the RAG-1 axon. Journal of Avian Biology. 38:587-602.

Hackett S, Kimball R, Reddy S, Bowie R, Braun E, Braun M, Chojnowski J, Cox W, Han K-L, Harshman J et al. 2008. A phylogenomic study of birds reveals their evolutionary history. Science. 320(5884):1763-1768.

Hagemeyer N, Bond M. 2014. First observations of termite insectivory in the Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 126(3):611-613.

Hubbard P. 2009. The Zimbabwe birds: interpretation and symbolism. Honeyguide. 55(2):109-116.

Huffman T. 1985. The soapstone birds from Great Zimbabwe. African Arts. 18(3):68-73.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System Database (ITIS). 2015. Terathopius ecaudatus (Daudin, 1800). [cited 2015 Apr 7]. Available from:

Johnston H. 1902. The Uganda Protectorate. London (GB): Hutchinson & Co. 470 p.

Kemp A, Kirwan G, Christie D. 2013. Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus). In: del Hoyo J, Elliott A, Sargatal J, Christie D, de Juana E, editors. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Barcelona (ES): Lynx Edicions.

Lerner H, Mindell D. 2005. Phylogeny of eagles, old world vultures, and other Accipitridae based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics Evolution. 37:327-346.

Matenga E. 1998. The soapstone birds of Great Zimbabwe: symbols of a nation. Harare (ZW): African Publishing Group. 88 p.

Moreau R. 1945. On the Bateleur, especially at the nest. Ibis. 87(2):224-249.

Okonya J, Kroschel J. 2013. Indigenous knowledge of seasonal weather forecasting: a case study in six regions of Uganda. Agricultural Science. 4(12):641-648.

Osborn T. 1982. Notes on breeding of the Bateleur in southern Zambia. Ostrich. 53(2):115-117.

Smeenk C. 1974. Comparative ecological studies of some East African birds of prey. Ardea. 62:1-97.

Snelling JC. 1969. Some information obtained from marking large raptors in Kruger National Park, Republic of South Africa. Ostrich. 40(Supp 1):415-427.

Stark A. 1903. The birds of South Africa. London (GB): R.H. Porter. 416 p.

Steyn P. 1965. Some observations of the Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus (Daudin). Ostrich. 36:203-213.

Steyn P. 1980. Breeding and food of the Bateleur in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Ostrich. 51(3):168-178.

UNEP. 2018. Species+: Terathopius ecaudatus [online database]. Nairobi, Kenya: UNEP [compiled by UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK]. [accessed 2018 Aug 21].

Watson R. 1988. The influence of nestling predation on nest site selection and behaviour of the Bateleur. South African Journal of Zoology. 23(3):143-149.

Watson R. 1989. Aggressive display and territoriality of the Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus. South African Journal of Zoology. 24:146-150.

Watson R. 1990. Breeding biology of the Bateleur. Ostrich. 61(1-2):13-23.

Watson R. 1990. Population dynamics of the Bateleur in the Kruger National Park. Ostrich. 61(1-2):5-12.

Watson R, Watson C. 1985. A trap to capture Bateleur Eagles and other scavenging birds. South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 15(2):63-66.

Wilmsen EN. 2014. Myths, gender, birds, beads: a reading of Iron Age hill sites in interior southern Africa. Africa. 84(3):398-423.

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