Eastern Imperial Eagle (Juv) – one of my dream subjects to observe and photograph! (Unfortunately, these are the only few sharable images I could create, thanks to the overcast sky on that day.)
Also commonly known as the imperial eagle, it is found from southern Europe to southern Russia, as well as northwest India and central Siberia. In winter it migrates to the Middle East, east Africa as far south as Tanzania, the Arabian Peninsula, the Indian subcontinent and south and east Asia. Apparently they cover up to 8,000 kilometres in just six weeks.. beat that.!(source: arkive.org).
Unfortunately, this species is rated ‘Vulnerable’ under the IUCN red list, thanks to the habitat loss, excessive hunting and urbanisation!
They are known to have a wing span of about 214 cm!! Another interesting fact of this large raptor is that, they form pairs at around 4 years of age, and remain in this monogamous pair for life..!
Interested to know more about this majestic beauty!? Read on at http://www.arkive.org/imperial-eagle/aquila-heliaca/