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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae — the snake eagles.

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Examples

  • Raptors amongst the stabilised sands include 15 breeding pairs (about a tenth of the world's population) of the Spanish imperial eagle Aquila heliaca adalberti (VU), black vulture Aegypius monachus, short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus, booted eagle Hieraaetus pennatus, buzzard Buteo buteo, black kite Milvus migrans, black-shouldered kite Elanus caeruleus, red kite M. milvus, and hobby Falco subbuteo.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • Birdlife on the river and in the bush is prolific with over 380 species recorded including Nyasa lovebird Agapornis lilianae, yellow-spotted nicator Nicator chloris, rock pratincole Glareola nuchalis, banded snake-eagle Circaetus cinerascens, and Livingstone's flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei.

    Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas, Zimbabwe

  • There are many birds of prey including the osprey Pandio haliaetus, peregrine Falco peregrinus, Pallas 'sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (R), short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus, tawny eagle Aquila rapax, imperial eagle A. heliaca (R), spotted eagle A. clanga and crested serpent eagle Spilornis cheela.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • Altogether, the ecoregion boasts more than 220 breeding vertebrates, about twenty percent of which are raptors (i.e. Elanus caeruleus, Circaetus gallicus, Aegypius monachus, and Gyps fulvus).

    Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • The dry karst grasslands above the caves hold several uncommon and threatened bird species: Circaetus gallicus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Upupa epops, Lullua arborea, Anthus campestris, Lanius collurio, Emberiza hortulana, E. cia and E. cirlus.

    Skocjan Caves Regional Park, Slovenia

  • The region was famed in the 1970s for its raptor population, with four vulture species, lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus, black Aegypius monachus, Griffon Gyps fulvus and Egyptian Neophron peranopterus; four eagle species, golden Aquila chrysaetos, short-toed Circaetus gallicus, booted Hieraeetus pennatus and Bonelli's Hieraeetus fasciatus and breeding lanner falcons Falco biarmicus.

    Meteora Group of Monasteries, Greece

  • Regionally threatened bird species in the area include great egret Casmerodius albus (60), saddle-billed stork Ephipiorhynchus senegalensis (9), banded snake eagle Circaetus cinerascens, fish eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, fox kestrel Falco alopex, African skimmer Ryncops flavirostris (50) and Somali sparrow Passer castanopterus.

    Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya

  • Among the most prominent bird species to be mentioned are griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

    Northwest Iberian montane forests

  • Eagles are among the birds of prey (Haliaetus albicilla, Aquila heliaca, Circaetus gallicus).

    Caspian lowland desert

  • The ecoregion boasts more than 220 breeding vertebrates, about twenty percent of which are raptors including Elanus caeruleus, Circaetus gallicus, Aegypius monachus, and Gyps fulvus.

    Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests

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