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Booted Eagle

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Booted Eagle

The ICUN lists the booted eagle as “least concern” and it is one of the types of eagles found at the Udawalawe National Park. Bird watches pride themselves in spotting this majestic bird and at Udawalawe, it is one of the top predators among the birds found in the park. The colour of the body of the booted eagle is brown and the belly is white or light brown in colour. The beak of the booted eagle is black and yellow in colour.

The scientific name of the booted eagle is Aquila pennata and its length is nearly 50 cm. As far as eagles are concerned, it is considered as a medium-sized eagle and its wingspan is typically 120 cm.

One to two eggs are laid by the female booted eagle and these eggs are deposited in nests or in trees. The booted eagle is also found in southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia. The weight of the male is between 600 and 800 grams while the females weight between 800 and 1,1000 grams.
References
http://www.europeanraptors.org/raptors/booted_eagle.html
http://www.oiseaux.net/birds/photos/booted.eagle.html
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3543