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SPANISH IMPERIAL EAGLE - AQUILA ADALBERTI - AIGLE IBERIQUE

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SPECIES

The eagle was harassed by two Iberian Azure-winged Magpies while perching at cliff top or on tree branch. They probably have their nest in a cork-oak within the eagle’s territory, and they protect it against the raptor.
This behaviour is usual between these two species, and the eagle remains fairly quiet while they fly around him.

The flight of this eagle allows the display of the white feathers of the leading edge, making this raptor different from other eagles.

These pictures were taken from the other side of the Tagus River, at about 500 metres from the subject. They are not very sharp, but this observation was fantastic and I am glad to share it with you.

The gallery at the bottom of this page shows an aggressive behaviour. The eagle attacks a flying vulture, and the threat display continues while they are perched at cliff top.


OBSERVATION - REPORT


SPANISH IMPERIAL EAGLE - AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR
gallery: SPANISH IMPERIAL EAGLE - AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR