Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) - HBW 2, p. 199
French: Aigle botté
Spanish: Aguililla Calzada
Taxonomy: Falco pennatus Gmelin, 1788, no locality = France.
Birds of C Asia sometimes classified as race milvoides, or alternatively harterti, but variation very slight and clinal. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW Europe and NW Africa through E Europe, Asia Minor and Caucasus to C Asia, NE to Mongolia and L Baikal area, and SE to N India; also Cape Province (S South Africa), and perhaps Namibia. Winters mostly in Africa S of Sahara, and in S Asia, especially India.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 15 videos
An adult with two chicks at the nest Locality Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Javier Ortas 14 July 2008 5 years ago 30 sec 4.7
Different views of a bird flying Locality Tudela de Duero, Valladolid, Castile and Leon, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2011 3 years ago 1 min 18 sec 4.3
An adult taking a sun bath and then flying away. Locality Girona City, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Carles Martorell 25 June 2011 3 years ago 16 sec 4.1
A pale morph bird in flight. Locality Himavad Gopalaswamy, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 December 2009 4 years ago 17 sec 4.1
An adult flying. Locality Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 July 2008 5 years ago 29 sec 3.8
A pale morph bird flying. Locality Lingambudhi Lake, Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2009 4 years ago 11 sec 3.8
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Adult at nest with 2 chicks.
Locality Doñana National Park, Andalucia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Cristobal Serrano 15 July 2009 27 weeks ago 4.8
It sat down next to me.
Locality Sarmatskaya River, Neklinovsky District, Rostov Oblast, Western Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Anatoliy Kuzmin 31 July 2011 3 years ago 4.7
Killing Cattle Egret at the circular fields
Locality Yotvata, Arava Valley, Israel
Lior Kislev 18 March 2009 4 years ago 4.6
Eating a hen, just by the road. Campos, Mallorca.
Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 29 October 2014 7 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, India
drpankajmaheria 12 January 2014 47 weeks ago 4.4
Dark morph, probably a juvenile specimen.
Locality Villa d'Adda, Lombardy Region, Italy
Cristiano Crolle 12 February 2014 42 weeks ago 4.3
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