Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) - HBW 2, p. 199

French: Aigle botté German: Zwergadler 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.

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