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Common name:

Spanish imperial eagle

Scientific name:

Aquila heliaca adalberti

Weight:

2,5-3,5 kg

Size:

78-83 cm
Birds
Carnivore
Temperate forest and Taiga
Europe

Conservation

Vulnerable
Vulnerable
Saturdays and holidays at 12:00 h.
Who is it?

It’s the only bird endemic to our peninsula. The Spanish imperial eagle is one of the seven rarest birds of prey on the planet, and a raptor which is, sadly, threatened on the European continent.

 Its plumage is of a dark brown colour, except the tops of its wings and its nape (which is a lightish colour). Before it is five years old, its plumage is characterised by a reddish brown appearance.

What are its habits?

This eagle is a monogamous, sedentary raptor which builds nest in the crowns of trees. Spanish imperial eagle pair defend their hunting ground and reproduction all year.

Did you know...

They lay an average of four eggs: once the chicks have hatched, they remain in the nest for two months (though they continue to depend on their parents for another five weeks).

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