Imperial Eagle

Scientific Name: Aquila heliaca
Common Name: Imperial Eagle
Other Name: Eastern imperial eagle

Identifying Features: blackish-brown plumage, paler head, streaked neck and breast

Fun Facts:

  • The eastern imperial eagle is quite vocal on their breeding ground but tends to be silent or nearly so elsewhere. The main call of the species is a deep, harsh bark owk owkgok gok or kraw-kraw.
  • Imperial eagles typically still hunt, watching for prey at length from a moderately low perch, then often making a short stoop or dive to the ground once prey is spotted.


This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.

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