Steppe Eagle
Aquila nipalensis

– very large raptor, much larger than Common Buzzard
– vagrant in most of WP, mostly dispersing immatures
– diurnal migrant, strictly over land
– migrates singly, at migration bottlenecks sometimes mixed with other raptors


Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 2CY
BIF2481, 25/05/2011, Yekpyndy, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 2CY
BIF2482, 21/02/2017, Pangbang, Bhutan, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 2CY
BIF2483, 21/02/2017, Pangbang, Bhutan, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 2CY
BIF2485, 03/05/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 3CY
BIF2483, 29/05/2016, Hustei National Park, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 3CY
BIF2486, 27/12/2014, Bale Moutains, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 3CY
BIF2487, 18/04/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 4CY
BIF2488, 03/12/2015, Yabello, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 5CY
BIF2489, 15/05/2015, Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, SUBAD or AD
BIF2490, 18/12/2014, Bale Moutains, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, AD
BIF2491, 27/12/2014, Bale Moutains, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, AD
BIF2492, 27/12/2014, Bale Moutains, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, AD
BIF2493, 26/11/2016, Eilat, Israel, Michael Heiß

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, AD
BIF2494, 27/12/2014, Bale Moutains, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, AD
BIF2495, 26/11/2016, Eilat, Israel, Michael Heiß

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 2CY
BIF2496, 18/04/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, 1CY
BIF2497, 19/11/2016, Eilat, Israel, Michael Heiß

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Golden Eagle (v)
Greater Spotted Eagle (v)
Lesser Spotted Eagle (v)
Pallas’s Fish Eagle (v)
Eastern Imperial Eagle (v)
Tawny Eagle (v)
Bonelli’s Eagle (JUV) (v)

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