English : Asian tawny eagle
French : Aigle indien
Class : Aves
Order : Accipitriformes
Family : Accipitridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Medium-sized eagle growing to 75 cm in length, 1.83 m in wingspan and weight up to 3 kg. Dark grey bill with yellow cere, yellow feet. Two plumage variants known, either fully dark brown, or light beige-brown with dark flight feathers.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in southern Asia, from Pakistan and India, east to Myanmar. Lives in open woodlands, savannas, semi-deserts and steppes, to 3000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : VULNERABLE (as A. rapax)
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is adaptable and remains, in India, the commonest eagle. However it is declining alarmingly because of habitat loss for farming.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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