Eastern imperial eagle

Eastern imperial eagle

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Subfamily
Genus
SPECIES
Aquila heliaca
WEIGHT
3000 g

The eastern imperial eagle is a large bird of prey that breeds in southeastern Europe and extensively through West and Central Asia. Most populations are migratory and winter in northeastern Africa, the Middle East and South and East Asia. Like all eagles, the eastern imperial eagle is a member of the family Accipitridae. Furthermore, its well feathered legs mark it as a member of the subfamily Aquilinae. It is a large dark colored eagle, with a resemblance to other members of the genus Aquila but it is usually the darkest species in its range. This is an opportunistic predator that mostly selects smallish mammals as prey but also a fairly large proportion of birds, reptile and other prey types, including carrion. Compared to other Aquila eagles, it has a strong preference for the interface of tall woods with plains and other open, relatively flat habitats. Normally, nests are located in large, mature trees and the parents raise around one or two fledglings. The global population is small and declining due to persecution, loss of habitat and prey. It has therefore been IUCN Red Listed as Vulnerable since 1994.

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Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

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Social

Mi

Migrating

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Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Diet

References

1. Eastern imperial eagle Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_imperial_eagle
2. Eastern imperial eagle on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22696048/155464885
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/608539

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