Aquilla Advisors' logo is an image of the African Fish Eagle. We chose this magnificant symbol, because of it's skill as a hunter, it's stature and loyality. Tradition has it that the eagle have the power to renew it self and enjoy everlasting youth.
The African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) can be seen flying throughout the Southern Africa skies and is known by different names.
This beautiful animal, which is related to the North American Bald Eagle, is a fairly large eagle and can be identified by its distinctive black, brown and white plumage.
Its length varies from 63 to 75 cm. The adult has a dark body and wings, contrasted with a white head and tail.
The sound of the African Fish Eagle has become synonymous with the sound of Africa. It has two distinct calls - in flight or perched, the sound is something like the American Bald Eagle.
As its name suggests, its main diet consists mostly of fish, sometimes dead, but mostly caught live. They are able to catch fish up to 1 kg in weight and in some exceptional circumstances up to 3 kg. Fish weighing over two and a half kilograms are not carried in flight, but planed along surface of water to shore.
Catfish and lungfish are caught most frequently. In some areas it also feeds off flamingos and other water birds. It is also known to eat carrion and in some rare circumstances will even feed off dassies, monkeys, monitor lizards, frogs, terrapins and insects.
Hunting takes place from where the eagle is perched and rarely while it is soaring in the sky. Stooping at fish, African Fish Eagle will catch their pray with their feet, usually within 15 cm of the water surface.
The African Fish Eagle does not need a big area to feed off. Near a lake with an abundant food supply, a pair may require less than a square mile of water to find enough food, whereas next to a small river, they may require a stretch of 25 km or more.
We chose the symbol for an eagle for our company, because it shows that people can be free from traditional boundries and excell to new hights in every area of their lives.
Improvement is always possible.