Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) - HBW 2, p. 194
French: Aigle des steppes
Spanish: Aguila Esteparia
Taxonomy: Aquila nipalensis Hodgson, 1833, great valley of Nepal.
Often regarded as conspecific with A. rapax, but morphological studies have shown clear differences which should also be verified by molecular techniques. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- orientalis Cabanis, 1854 - SE European Russia E to L Balkhash and E Kazakhstan, or perhaps to Tien Shan and Altai; winters in Middle East, Arabia and E & S Africa.
- nipalensis Hodgson, 1833 - Altai and Tibet E to Manchuria; winters in S Asia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 22 videos
A bird on a pole, in the rain. Locality Tierpark Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 22 March 2008 4 years ago 43 sec 3
A distant bird perched on the top of a dry trunk Locality Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India (ssp nipalensis)
Guus van Duin 3 January 2006 5 years ago 12 sec 2.9
A bird resting on the ground or waiting for a Ground Squirrel. Locality Kendirli-Kayasan plateau, Mangystau Province, Kazakhstan (ssp orientalis)
Christophe Gouraud 26 April 2009 4 years ago 1 min 5 sec 2.9
An adult perching. Locality Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve, Akmola Province, Kazakhstan (ssp orientalis)
Eric Roualet 2 June 2012 1 year ago 24 sec 2.3
PhotosSee all 68 photos
One of many Eagles in a rubbish dump
Locality Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, Oman
John A Thompson 6 November 2011 2 years ago 3.7
A second year bird been pursued by a Large-billed Crow
Locality Dharke, Central Region, Nepal (ssp nipalensis)
Luis Mario Arce 7 April 2009 30 weeks ago 3.7
steppe eagle outer wing
Locality Banni Grasslands, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Nirav Parekh 8 February 2012 1 year ago 3.7
A juvenile in flight.
Locality Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, India (ssp nipalensis)
Manish Panchal 1 January 2011 2 years ago 3.7
An adult resting on a pole.
Locality East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan
Christophe Gouraud 9 May 2010 3 years ago 3.7
Locality Altai Republic, Eastern Russia, Russia
Sergey Pisarevsky 31 July 2011 2 years ago 3.6