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Steppe Eagle

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-;Aquila nipalensis+;[[:Category:Aquila|Aquila]] nipalensis
[[Image:Steppe_Eagle.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Sumit]] [[Image:Steppe_Eagle.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Sumit]]
==Identification== ==Identification==
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Eurasia, India and Africa. Breeds from the northern slopes of the Caucasus to the north of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia and Kazakstan and east into Central Asia as far as north-west China and Tibet. Probably now extinct in the Ukraine and a former breeder in Moldova, Romania and Turkey. Further south breeds in Pakistan, India and Burma.+[[Eurasia]], [[India]] and [[Africa]].
-In winter found mainly in Eastern and Southern Africa, small numbers in Iraq and Israel, occasionally Greece and Turkey. On passage occurs in Turkey and the Middle East, Sinai and Egypt but generally rather scarce. Eastern birds winter south to Pakistan, India and southern China. + 
-Annual or almost so in Sweden and Finland, vagrants also recorded west to the Netherlands and France, various European countries and south to Sardinia, Tunisia and Chad. +Breeds from the northern slopes of the Caucasus to the north of the Caspian Sea in southern [[Russia]] and [[Kazakstan]] and east into Central Asia as far as north-west [[China]] and Tibet. Probably now extinct in the [[Ukraine]] and a former breeder in [[Moldova]], [[Romania]] and [[Turkey]]. Further south breeds in [[Pakistan]], [[India]] and [[Burma]].
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 +In the northern winter found mainly in Eastern and Southern [[Africa]], small numbers in [[Iraq]] and [[Israel]], occasionally [[Greece]] and [[Turkey]]. On passage occurs in [[Turkey]] and the [[Middle East]], Sinai and [[Egypt]] but generally rather scarce. Eastern birds winter south to [[Pakistan]], [[India]] and southern [[China]].
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 +Annual or almost so in [[Sweden]] and [[Finland]], vagrants also recorded west to the [[Netherlands]] and [[France]], various [[Europe]]an countries and south to [[Sardinia]], [[Tunisia]] and [[Chad]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-Subspecies: Three races are recognised: orientalis from Eastern Europe to Central Asia, nipalensis in east-central Asia and vindhiana in Pakistan, India and Burma.+Subspecies: Three races are recognised: ''orientalis'' from Eastern Europe to Central Asia, ''nipalensis'' in east-central Asia and ''vindhiana'' in Pakistan, India and Burma.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Lowland steppe, semi-desert and foothills Lowland steppe, semi-desert and foothills
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*[http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/birdimages.php?action=birdspecies&Bird_ID=881&Bird_Image_ID=1250&Bird_Family_ID=96 View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages] *[http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/birdimages.php?action=birdspecies&Bird_ID=881&Bird_Image_ID=1250&Bird_Family_ID=96 View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages]
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Aquila nipalensis
Photo by Sumit
Photo by Sumit

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Identification

Distribution

Eurasia, India and Africa.

Breeds from the northern slopes of the Caucasus to the north of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia and Kazakstan and east into Central Asia as far as north-west China and Tibet. Probably now extinct in the Ukraine and a former breeder in Moldova, Romania and Turkey. Further south breeds in Pakistan, India and Burma.

In the northern winter found mainly in Eastern and Southern Africa, small numbers in Iraq and Israel, occasionally Greece and Turkey. On passage occurs in Turkey and the Middle East, Sinai and Egypt but generally rather scarce. Eastern birds winter south to Pakistan, India and southern China.

Annual or almost so in Sweden and Finland, vagrants also recorded west to the Netherlands and France, various European countries and south to Sardinia, Tunisia and Chad.

Taxonomy

Subspecies: Three races are recognised: orientalis from Eastern Europe to Central Asia, nipalensis in east-central Asia and vindhiana in Pakistan, India and Burma.

Habitat

Lowland steppe, semi-desert and foothills

Behaviour

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