Category: Eagle

Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila Heliaca)
Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila Heliaca)

My Observations General A slim,  majestic, big Aquila Eagle usually seen in the Northern parts of India during migratory season. Seen in company of other Aquila Eagles especially Steppe eagles. Identification Appears taller than a Steppe when perched but is a rather slim, slender eagle giving an appearance that this eagle is much smaller in size than […]

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Lesser Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga Humilis)

My Observations General A nice attractive compact fish eagle. Overall is grey in color overall and has a distinct blackish brown tail which helped me to easily ID it. Behavior Has a tendency to be perched on trees  for a duration like an hour or so, scanning the water and looking for fish. Locations  Galibore […]

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Tawny Eagle (Aquila Rapax)
Tawny Eagle (Aquila Rapax)

My Observations General  A resident eagle seen throughout the year spread across different parts of India.Overall, it appears to be a little larger than a Black Kite. While perched appears a little taller  a lot more bulkier than a Black Kite. However the size varies from bird to bird where I have observed a few of […]

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Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

General A medium-large sized  aquila  eagle winteing  in various parts of India in large numbers. Personally I have witnessed  Steppe Eagles in numbers from 2-3 to about 200 in one area at a time.In general most individuals appear bulky when perched and in flight look unmistakably  larger than a Tawny or Indian Spotted Eagle. At […]

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Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)

  General A commonly found  medium sized slender eagle, which gives an impression of an over sized owl because of its facial appearance reminiscent to that of an Owl. An active hunter seen either perched, flying. But is characteristic feature is its ability to hover like a Kestral which I have noticed on numerous occasions. Identification […]

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