Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) - HBW 2, p. 197

French: Aigle royal German: Steinadler Spanish: Aguila Real

Taxonomy: Falco Chrysäetos Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Has been considered to form superspecies with A. audax, and perhaps also with A. gurneyi. Race kamtschatica often included in canadensis. Six subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • homeyeri Severtsov, 1888 - Iberian Peninsula, NW Africa and large Mediterranean islands E through Egypt, Asia Minor and Arabia to Caucasus and Iran.
  • chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758) - NW & C Europe E to W & C Siberia and Altai.
  • daphanea Severtsov, 1888 - Turkestan E to Manchuria, and S to Pakistan, Himalayas and SW China.

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  • homeyeri Severtsov, 1888 - Iberian Peninsula, NW Africa and large Mediterranean islands E through Egypt, Asia Minor and Arabia to Caucasus and Iran.
  • chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758) - NW & C Europe E to W & C Siberia and Altai.
  • daphanea Severtsov, 1888 - Turkestan E to Manchuria, and S to Pakistan, Himalayas and SW China.
  • japonica Severtsov, 1888 - Korea and Japan.
  • kamtschatica Severtsov, 1888 - W & C Siberia and Altai E to Kamchatka.
  • canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758) - North America, from Alaska S to Durango (WC Mexico), and E to Labrador, Quebec and New York.