Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Steppe Eagle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aquila nipalensis
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Steppe Eagle is a large buffish-brown raptor with a rufous patch on the nape (adult bird length approximately 78 cm; weight 3.6 kg; wing: 55 cm, tarsus 8.7 cm; tail 27 cm). The adult looks entirely dark brown, darker from above and slightly paler from below. It feeds on small mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, carrion and offal in the winter.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Thijs Fijen(www.xeno-canto.org/Thijs Fijen), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.