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Booted Eagle

(Hieraaetus pennatus [Aquila pennata])
German name(s): "Zwergadler"
Size: 42-51 cm; wing span 1.1-1.35 m
Weight: 510-770 g (male); 840-1025 g (female)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Booted Eagle at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

Dark morphology

Frontal view of a dark morph Booted Eagle; note the completely feathered legs (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Booted Eagle (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2013]

Lateral view of an overwintering Booted Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2018]

Lateral/ventral view of an overwintering Booted Eagle in flight, with a clear view of the underwing pattern
(photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2018]

Ventral view of a Booted Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Vila Flor, Braganca, Portugal, May 2018]

Ventral view of a Booted Eagle carrying away its prey (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, June 2015]

Pale morphology

Lateral view of a pale morph Booted Eagle (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2018]

Lateral view of a Booted Eagle taking off; note the completely feathered legs (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2018]

Frontal/ventral view of a Booted Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2019]

Distant lateral view onto the upperwing pattern of a pale morph Booted Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2018]

Distant near-dorsal view onto the upperwing pattern of a pale morph Booted Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, July 2018]

Ventral view of a Booted Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2018]

Ventral view of a Booted Eagle carrying away its prey (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2014]

Booted Eagle being harassed by a mob of Carrion Crows (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2018]

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