Booted Eagle Aquila pennatus (formerly Hieraaetus pennatus)

A southern European species which is extremely rare in the UK. The first accepted record in the UK related to an individual that was seen at several locations between March 1999 and June 2000, but although this record was considered by many observers as relating to a wild bird, the BOU have only accepted it in category D, in other words they consider that there is reasonable doubt that it has occurred in a natural state.

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pale-morph Booted Eagle, Valle di Templi, Agrigento (Sicily, Italy), 27th April 2012

 

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pale-morph Booted Eagle, Pancas (near Lisbon, Portugal), 20th April 2006

 

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pale-morph Booted Eagle, Montemor-o-Novo (Évora, Portugal), 21st April 2006

 

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pale-morph Booted Eagle, near El Planerón, Belchite Steppes (Aragón, Spain), 17th May 2013

 

 

pale-morph Booted Eagle, Hecho Valley (Aragón, Spain), 19th May 2013

 

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Booted Eagle, Pancas (near Lisbon, Portugal), 19th April 2006

 

dark-morph Booted Eagle, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 30th April 2006