Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) - HBW 2, p. 194

French: Aigle impérial German: Kaiseradler Spanish: Aguila Imperial Oriental
Other common names: Imperial Eagle

Taxonomy: Aquila heliaca Savigny, 1809, upper Egypt.
Often considered conspicific with A. adalberti, but recent studies indicate that they are distinct species, differing notably in morphology and ecology. Forms superspecies with A. adalberti. E populations have occasionally been separated in race ricketti. Monotypic.

Distribution: C Europe and Turkey E to Transbaikalia and Mongolia. Winters S to E Africa, Arabia, N India and E China.

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