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 14 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 years ago 11 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 56 photos
Killing Cattle Egret at the circular fields
Locality Yotvata, Arava Valley, Israel
Lior Kislev 18 March 2009 3 years ago 4.6
It sat down next to me.
Locality Sarmatskaya River, Neklinovsky District, Rostov Oblast, Western Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Anatoliy Kuzmin 31 July 2011 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, India
drpankajmaheria 12 January 2014 12 weeks ago 4.4
Dark morph, probably a juvenile specimen.
Locality Villa d'Adda, Lombardy Region, Italy
Cristiano Crolle 12 February 2014 8 weeks ago 4.3
This was a surprise to us in Maidenahalli. This bird was a bit vary and did not allow me very close. I could only take couple of
Locality Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve, Tumkur District, Karnataka, India
Subramanya_CK 10 November 2012 19 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Jaysukh Parekh Suman 6 November 2013 23 weeks ago 4.3
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