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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

  • Forest birds include green ibis Mesembrinibis cayennensis (local Mount Kenya race), Ayre's hawk eagle Hieraaetus dubius, Abyssinian long-eared owl Asio abyssinicus, scaly francolin Francolinus squamatus, Ruppell's robin-chat Cossypha semirufa, and numerous sunbirds (Nectariniidae).

    Mount Kenya National Park and National Forest, Kenya

  • Other birds include Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Bonelli's eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus, booted eagle H. pennatus, marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus, lanner falcon Falco biarmicus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus (threatened), collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and Moussier's redstart Phoenicurus moussieri.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • In the mountain of Yamaalig booted eagle Hieraaetus pennatus, and rock partridge Alectoris graeca nest.

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • The Ilgaz Mountains IBA supports breeding pairs of lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) and booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus).

    Northern Anatolian conifer and deciduous forests

  • Other species include short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus), hen harrier (Circus cyaneus), goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), sparrow hawk (Accipiter nisus), kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), and eagle owl (Bubo bubo).

    Cantabrian mixed forests

  • Species that pass through the Nile Delta Flooded Savanna ecoregion include white stork (Ciconia ciconia), black stork (Ciconia nigra), European crane (Grus grus) and white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), as well as numerous birds of prey, including short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus), steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis), lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina), steppe buzzard (Buteo buteo), honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) and levant sparrowhawk (Accipter brevipes).

    Nile Delta flooded savanna

  • The high mountains are one of the last strongholds of the endangered Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and Bonelli’s eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus).

    Crete Mediterranean forests

  • The island also support a number of rare and endangered birds such as the Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and Bonelli’s eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus).

    Crete Mediterranean forests


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