Spanish Imperial Eagle aggressive against the Eurasian Griffon Vulture

Spanish Imperial Eagle aggressive against the Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Species: Spanish Imperial Eagle   Aquila adalberti
Author: Nicole Bouglouan
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Added to IBC: 16 Oct 2016 - 13:27
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Altitude (m): 
268 meters


Interaction in flight between these two large raptors. The eagle is often aggressive against Griffon Vultures, as they share the same territory in Monfragüe Park. Both birds were flying in the opposite direction when they abruptly raised their bodies in front of each other while flying. 

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Nicole Bouglouan, IBC1281059. Photo of Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti at Monfragüe National Park, Spain. Accessible at

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