Eastern Imperial Eagle
Aquila heliaca

– very large raptor, much larger than Common Buzzard
– diurnal migrant, strictly over land
– migrates singly, at migration bottlenecks sometimes mixed with other raptors
– long-range dispersal of immatures


Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, 2CY
BIF2332, 18/02/2015, Wadi Darbat, Oman, Mathias Putze

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, 1CY
BIF2333, 25/12/2014, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, 2CY
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus, AD
BIF2334, 24/04/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, 2CY
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus, AD
BIF2335, 24/04/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, 2CY
BIF2336, 01/04/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, IMM
BIF2337, 02/03/2010, Acinohur, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, AD
BIF2338, 02/03/2010, Acinohur, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, AD
BIF2339, 19/01/2015, Bilesuvar, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, IMM
BIF2340, 28/08/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca, IMM
BIF2341, 26/11/2016, Eilat, Israel, Michael Heiß

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Steppe Eagle (v)
Golden Eagle (v)

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