Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) - HBW 2, p. 193
French: Aigle ravisseur
Spanish: Aguila Rapaz
Taxonomy: Falco rapax Temminck, 1828, South Africa.
Forms superspecies with A. nipalensis, and sometimes considered conspecific. Race vindhiana has been considered separate species, but limited differences do not support this. Three subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- vindhiana Franklin, 1831 - Pakistan, India, and S Nepal; possibly also Burma.
- belisarius (Levaillant, 1850) - Morocco and Algeria; S Arabia and tropical Africa S to N Zaire and N Kenya.
- rapax (Temminck, 1828) - S Kenya and S Zaire S to South Africa and W to Angola and Namibia.
- Least Concern
- No sound recordings available yet