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Spanish Imperial Eagle

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-;Aquila adalberti+;[[:Category:Aquila|Aquila]] adalberti
-[[Image:Adalberts_Eagle.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by Steve G]]+[[Image:Adalberts_Eagle.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Steve G]]
 +Aka '''Spanish Imperial Eagle''', '''Spanish Eagle'''
==Identification== ==Identification==
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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. 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. +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; apparently returned to Morocoo after an absence of more than 40 years. One pair nested on the cliffs of Punta cierras 31 km far east from Tangier city on the north of the country. Also a former breeder in Algeria. In the past occasional birds have reached the Balearics and recently recorded as a vagrant in southern France.
-====Spanish Imperial Eagle====+
-Apparently returned to Morocoo after an absence of more than 40 years. One pair nested on the cliffs of Punta cierras 31 km far east from Tangier city on the north of the country.+
==Habitat== ==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. Open, mainly lowland country, often grassland, with scattered trees. Wooded foothills and patches of woodland close to open country and often hunts over marshes.
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-Formerly considered conspecific with the [[Imperial Eagle]] (''A. heliaca'')+Formerly considered conspecific with the [[Imperial Eagle]] (''A. heliaca'').
-''Originally posted by '''jynxtorquilla'''''+The species is monotypic
 +==Behaviour==
 + 
 +==References==
 +Much of the text was originally posted by '''jynxtorquilla'''.
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Aquila+adalberti}} {{GSearch|Aquila+adalberti}}
-[[Category:Birds]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Aquila]] [[Category:Incomplete]]

Revision as of 11:10, 28 April 2008

Aquila adalberti
Photo by Steve G
Photo by Steve G

Aka Spanish Imperial Eagle, Spanish Eagle

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Identification

Distribution

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; apparently returned to Morocoo after an absence of more than 40 years. One pair nested on the cliffs of Punta cierras 31 km far east from Tangier city on the north of the country. 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.

Taxonomy

Formerly considered conspecific with the Imperial Eagle (A. heliaca).

The species is monotypic

Behaviour

References

Much of the text was originally posted by jynxtorquilla.

External Links

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