French: Aigle criard German: Schelladler Spanish: Águila moteada
Russia and Siberia
EC Europe E through Russia to S Ussuriland and NE China. Winters, locally, from S Europe, NE & E Africa (mainly Ethiopia, with occasional records in W Africa and S to Tanzania and Zambia) and Middle East (and perhaps N to Kazakhstan) through Pakistan and India (S mainly to about W Maharashtra; many reports from farther S perhaps erroneous) to S & E China and Indochina to Singapore; exceptionally S as far as Sumatra, irregularly to Taiwan, and exceptionally N to SE Russia and Japan.
59–71 cm; male 1500–1900 g, female 1800–2500 g; wingspan 155–180 cm. Rather uniform dark brown to black, with strong purplish gloss on upperparts,... read more
Can be quite vocal year-round, but especially in breeding season and when several birds are present... read more
Large wet forests bordering humid meadows, bogs, marshes and other wetlands including mangroves;... read more
Food and feeding
Very variable, depending on availability of prey species. Mainly small mammals (Siberian suslik Citellus undulatus, musk-rats ... read more
Season Apr–Aug across most of range, but Nov–Jun in Indian Subcontinent and does not usually start until May in Russia and N... read more
Migratory; leaves breeding areas later than C. pomarina in Oct/Nov, and generally does not... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Total world population certainly only some few thousand birds, considered to number 3300–8800 mature individuals by BirdLife International, but... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!