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Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata)

Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)

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Length (cm):
65-72
45-53
Wingspan (cm):
150-180
100-121
Weight (gram):
1600-2500
510-1250
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Medium sized eagle with long wings and tail. Pale base of outermost primaries in all plumages (lacking in Booted Eagle). Adults easily identified by dark greater coverts forming mid wing band on underwing, in combination with pale body and pale lesser coverts (variable). Tail clear cut (but not as pointed corners as in Booted Eagle) with broad terminal band. Back with diagnostic white patch (variable). Immature told from dark and medium morph of Booted Eagle by pale base of outer primaries, narrowly and evenly barred tail (bands reaching outer edge). The species show less fingered wings than many congeners, and long tail combined with small head may recall Honey Buzzard. Characteristic gliding profile with projected carpal joints and straight trailing edge of wing. Slight S-shape to trailing edge of wing when soaring. Flight agile and falcon-like.

Sound:

Not very vocal, but may call at breeding ground. Commonest call a sharp, gull-like "kleeee", beginning with marked register-break followed by drawn-out note with fairly stable pitch, unlike most congeners.

Call:

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Distribution:

Xeno-canto: map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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CC-photo:Jorrit Vlot, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:Paul Cools, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:ruwan aluvihare, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:Ronald Bontrop, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:Diego Jerez Abad, Licence,Link.

Appearance:

Buzzard-sized eagle with long tail, slender build and white patches at base of wings. Occurs in pale and dark morph. Pale birds may be confused with much larger Egyptian Vulture, but note short. wedge-shaped tail of latter. Dark birds harder to identify, but differ from Marsh Harrier by flat, not raised wings, from Black Kite by round, not forked, tail and less arched wings. Buzzards have 5 (not 6) "fingers", shorter tail and more plump build. For separation from Bonelli's Eagle see that species.

Sound:

Very vocal in breeding season. Most often heard is a quite soft, wader-like series of "kli-kli-kli-kli-kli-kli".

Contact call:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

CC

CC-sound:Patrick Franke, Licence,Link.

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