Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) - HBW 2, p. 198

French: Aigle de Bonelli German: Habichtsadler Spanish: Aguila azor Perdicera

Taxonomy: Aquila fasciata Vieillot, 1822, Fontainebleau, France, and Sardinia.
Forms superspecies with H. spilogaster, with which has often been considered conspecific. Race renschi may constitute separate species. Two subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • fasciatus (Vieillot, 1822) - NW Africa and Iberian Peninsula E through Mediterranean, SW Asia and Arabia to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, and on through N Indochina to S China.
  • renschi Stresemann, 1932 - Sumbawa, Timor, Wetar, Luang and probably Flores (Lesser Sunda Is).