Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Greater Spotted Eagle

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga

Described by: Pallas (1811)
Alternate common name(s): Great Spotted Eagle, Spotted Eagle
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Dec 1, 2001 © Dave Behrens  Petchaburi, Thailand - Mar 5, 2005 © Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua  Petchaburi, Thailand - Mar 5, 2005 © Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua  Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - Dec 12, 2006 © Neil Fifer  Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - Dec 12, 2006 © Neil Fifer 
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Ec. Europe to se. Asia; N. Iran; Nc. India;
Fragmented distribution;
Finland, Latvia and Poland through nw. and c. Russia (Oka Nature Reserve), Belarus (Almany Important Bird Area), n. Ukraine, s. Ural Mountains, Hungary (Hortobagy National Park), Romania to Kazakhstan, w. and s. Siberia (upper Ob River and upper Yenisei River, Lake Baikal and Transbaicalia to s. w. Amurland and Ussuriland), Mongolia, w. and ne. China (w. Sinkiang, Manchuria, Heilungkiang, Kirin, Lianoning and possibly Hopeh) and possibly Sakhalin Is. Isolated populations in n. Iran, Pakistan (Baluchistan, Sind, Punjab) and nc. India from Ganges Plain e. through Nepal, Bihar, West Bengal to Bangladesh, Assam and Manipur.
Migrant through n. India (Ladakh).
Winters from s. Europe to the e. Mediterranean, ne. Israel (Hula Nature Reserve), Arabia, ne. and s. Africa in Kenya (Rift Valley Lakes), Uganda, Zambia and Middle East through n. Pakistan to s. and e. China (Mai Po Marshes and Long Valley, Hong Kong), Taiwan and Indochina.
Formerly bred in Finland, Romania and Israel.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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