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Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina)

Appearance:

Small eagle with evenly broad wings and relatively short tail. Easily confused with Greater Spotted Eagle (GSE, Clanga clanga). Flight-feathers darker than the pale brown coverts, both on upper- and underwing. Head and body distinctly paler than flight feathers. Conspicuous pale patch at base of inner primaries on upperwing (diffuse only in GSE). Double "commas" on underwing, formed by pale base of primaries and primary-coverts (one "comma" in GSE). Wings more narrow than GSE, which makes the tail look slightly longer. U-shaped white patch at base of tail. Immature birds with white tipped greater and median coverts, forming two narrow wing-bands. Wings "fingered", but 7th finger shorter than in GSE (but varies with age). Sours and glides with wings held horizontally, but with characteristic drooping hand (similar to GSE).

Sound:

Vocal at breeding ground, and when courting. Short, barking, high-pitched whistles, not unlike a small dog. Slightly higher pitched than GSE, and with a purer tone.

Lyd:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-sound:Livon, Licence,Link.



Facts:

Length (cm):
60-65
Wingspan (cm):
134-159
Weight (gram):
1100-2000
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
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