French: Pygargue de Pallas German: Bindenseeadler Spanish: Pigargo de Pallas
lower Ural River
C & S Asia, from S Russia, Kazakhstan (possibly extinct as a breeder#R) to Mongolia and NE China, S to Pakistan, N India, Myanmar and SC China (Sichuan).
72–84 cm; male 2000–3300 g, female 2100–3700 g; wingspan 180–215 cm. Mainly brown plumage, with head and neck golden sandy buff; rounded tail dark... read more
Noisy when breeding, but usually silent at other times. Loud, guttural and far-carrying “kha-kha-... read more
Rivers and lakes, freshwater wetlands and pools; often in arid areas or steppe. In winter, may... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fish (e.g., in Bangladesh, Cirrhina mrigala, Labio ruhita, Catla catla, Notoptera chitala, ... read more
Laying Sept–Feb in N India and Myanmar, whereas in Bangladesh returns to nest-sites in late Aug; later farther N, formerly late Mar... read more
Sedentary and dispersive, although mainly migratory in N, particularly where inland waters frozen... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Small population, declining as result of habitat loss and degradation and disturbance of wetlands and breeding sites. Global population estimated in... read more
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