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Aquila heliaca (Eastern Imperial Eagle)

Synonyms: Aquila heliaca heliaca

Wikipedia Abstract

The eastern imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca) is a large species of bird of prey that breeds from southeastern Europe to western and central Asia. Most populations are migratory and winter in northeastern Africa and southern and eastern Asia. The Spanish imperial eagle found in Spain and Portugal, was formerly lumped with this species, the name imperial eagle being used in both circumstances. However, the two are now regarded as separate species due to significant differences in morphology, ecology and molecular characteristics.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
36
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.59305
EDGE Score: 3.10782

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  7.489 lbs (3.397 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  132 grams
Female Weight [4]  8.477 lbs (3.845 kg)
Male Weight [4]  5.699 lbs (2.585 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [4]  48.7 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  20 %
Diet - Endothermic [3]  70 %
Diet - Scavenger [3]  10 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [5]  2
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Fledging [1]  71 days
Incubation [4]  44 days
Mating Display [2]  Non-acrobatic aerial display
Maximum Longevity [7]  56 years
Migration [6]  Intercontinental
Snout to Vent Length [1]  30 inches (76 cm)
Wing Span [4]  6.462 feet (1.97 m)
Female Maturity [1]  4 years 5 months

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Parasitized by 
Contracaecum microcephalum <Unverified Name>[10]
Neopsylla setosa setosa[11]
Notaulus asiaticus <Unverified Name>[10]
Strigea falconis[10]

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
7de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
8Relationship between demographics and diet specificity of Imperial Eagles Aquila heliaca in Kazakhstan, TODD E. KATZNER, EVGENY A. BRAGIN, STEVEN T. KNICK & ANDREW T. SMITH, Ibis (2005), 147, 576–586
9David Horal, Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in the Czech Republic ACTA ZOOLOGICA BULGARICA, Suppl. 3, 2011: 55-59
10Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
11International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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