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Eastern Imperial Eagle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aquila heliaca
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Asian Imperial Eagle, Imperial Eagle
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Asian Imperial Eagle is a large raptor (adult bird length approximately 85 cm; weight 3.6 kg; wing 60 cm; bill: 5.5 cm). The adult has glossy blackish-brown upperparts. Its greyish tail has a darker terminal band. The male and the female look alike. It has bluish-horn bill with a blackish tip. The imperial eagle prefers open country with scattered trees, wetlands, and wooded areas. They forage in open grasslands, wetlands, and agricultural regions. They require glades or meadows for hunting in wooded areas. They inhabit steppe areas, forest-steppe mosaics, open woodlands, river valleys, and even agricultural areas with trees. They generally prefer lowland habitats.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Bernd Thaller(www.inaturalist.org/people/Bernd Thaller),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Kucherenko Volodymyrmore information, please contact us.