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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.

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  • 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

  • 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 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

  • In their wake, many birds of prey, most notably the largely nocturnal letter-winged kite (Elanus scriptus) also reach unusually high population densities and extend their geographic range well beyond their normal center in the Mitchell Grass Downs.

    Mitchell grass downs

  • I may also mention that the birds of La Plata seem to fear the kite-like Elanus less than other hawks, and I believe that its singular resemblance to the common gull of the district in its size, snowy-white plumage and manner of flight, has a deceptive effect on most species, and makes them so little suspicious of it,

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • Like Elanus notatus, it has a bright full eye, the iris inclined to a light pink.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • More than 150 species have been recorded for certain mountain ranges, including a good number of endangered large birds such as Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca adalberti) and golden eagle (A. chrysaetos), black vulture (Aegypius monachus), griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), black-shouldered kite (Elanus caeruleus), black stork (Ciconia nigra), and honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus).

    Iberian conifer forests

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