The African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster) is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae.
The African Hawk-Eagle is a small to medium-sized eagle at about 55–65 cm in length. The upper parts are blackish. Its underparts are white heavily streaked with black. The underwing flight feathers are white with a black trailing edge. The underwing coverts are mostly black with white spots.