736. Aquila adalberti

736. WHITE-SHOULDERED EAGLE.
AQUILA ADALBERTI.
Aquila adalberti L. Brehm, Ber. Ver. Deutsch. Orn. Gesellsch, xiii. Beitr, vii. p. 55 (1860) ; Dresser, v. p. 517, pls. 342, 343 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. p. 239 ; A . leucolena, Dresser, P.Z.S. 1872, p. 864.
Aguila real, Aguila imperial, Span. ; Aguia. Portug.
Female ad. (Spain). Differs from A. heliaca in having the forehead and crown umber-brown, the rest of the crown and nape light sandy brown, the whole edge of the wings with a broad band of white, the scapulars dark brown, and the sides of the face and of the neck light sandy brown, washed with rufous. Culmen 3.1, wing 24.4, tail 13.8, tarsus 4.15 inch. Male similar but smaller. The young bird differs from that of A. heliaca in being pale sandy isabelline, tinged with rufous and unstriped.
Hab. The Iberian peninsula, and north-west Africa.
In habits and nidification it does not differ from A. heliaca and its eggs are also similar to those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
736. Aquila adalberti
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
736
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
522
Common name: 
White Shouldered Eagle
M_ID: 
2783
M_CN: 
Spanish Imperial Eagle
M_SN: 
Aquila adalberti
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
11104

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