Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) - HBW 2, p. 194

French: Aigle ibérique German: Spanischer Kaiseradler Spanish: Aguila Imperial Ibérica
Other common names: White-shouldered/Adalbert's Eagle

Taxonomy: Aquila adalberti C. L. Brehm, 1861, Spain.
Often considered conspecific with A. heliaca; relationship only recently studied in detail by means of morphological comparison and molecular techniques; molecular data and substantial differences in morphology and ecology support full species status for present form. Forms superspecies with A. heliaca. Monotypic.

Distribution: C, W & S Spain; formerly more widespread, occurring in Portugal and Morocco.