Golden Eagle
Aquila chrysaetos

>> GENERAL >>>>>

– 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

>> VISUAL ID >>>>>


Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos, IMM
BIF2389, 28/08/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos, AD
BIF2390, 01/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos, IMM
BIF3082, 18/11/2011, Karatau, Kazakstan, Patrick Franke


Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos, AD
BIF2391, 01/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos, AD
BIF2392, 01/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos, AD
BIF2393, 23/05/2010, Xizi, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

>> ACOUSTIC ID >>>>>

usually nonvocal during migration

>> COMPARISON SPECIES >>>>>

Steppe Eagle (v)
Eastern Imperial Eagle (v)
White-tailed Eagle (v)

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