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Spanish Imperial Eagle

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Aquila adalberti
Photo by Steve G
Photo by Steve G


Adalbert�s Eagle (Spanish Imperial Eagle) Aquila adalberti (formerly considered conspecific with Imperial Eagle A. heliaca) RANGE South-west Europe and north-west Africa. Very low population breeds in a limited area of central and south-west Spain. Range formerly much more extensive in Spain and also bred in Portugal but today the stronghold is the Extremadura region.

Although mainly resident there is some dispersal and young birds have sometimes wandered across to Morocco. Formerly bred bred in Morocco and nesting recently confirmed there in 1995, also a former breeder in Algeria. In the past occasional birds have reached the Balearics and recently recorded as a vagrant in southern France.

HABITAT Open, mainly lowland country, often grassland, with scattered trees. Wooded foothills and patches of woodland close to open country and often hunts over marshes.

Spanish Imperial Eagle

the raptor is back apparently in Morocoo after an absence of more than 40 years. one paire nest on the cliffs of Punta cierras 31 km far east from Tangier city on the north of the contry.

Originally posted by jynxtorquilla

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