الاسم العربي :العقاب المنقط الكبير
الاسم المحلي : بوحقب -اللون الفاتح /
_____قليل المشاهدة______ -Fulvecens /Greater Spotted
Eagle Aquila clanga
L: 65. W: 155–180.
Typically darker than Lesser Spotted Eagle. Adult dark brown below, flight feathers similarly dark or a shade paler (reverse in Lesser Spotted); leading underwing-coverts sometimes blackish-brown (never so in Lesser); on upperwing, mid- to dark brown coverts sometimes contrast with darker mantle (like typical Lesser); no conspicuous pale primary patch above (unlike Lesser and Steppe Eagle). Adult Greater Spotted usually lacks band on trailing edge of underwing, seen on many adult Steppe; also lacks pale nape-spot of young Lesser and many adult Steppe. Juvenile is blackish-brown below with paler flight feathers (in Lesser Spotted coverts are brown but flight feathers never paler); blackish-brown upperwing has one to three white covert bars, often creating pale panel; large, diffuse primary patch formed by whitish primary shafts and pale inner primaries (patch smaller, more conspicuous in Lesser). Infrequently, young Greater Spotted is abnormally coloured on body and wing-coverts: i.) ‘fulvescens' type – illustrated; ii.) yellow-brown above and below; iii.) yellow-brown above, normal below; iv.) yellow-brown below, normal above; v.) underwing-coverts greyish, or dark, mottled paler, underbody darker; or normal upper- and underwing, but contrasting paler underbody. Irrespective of age, secondaries below may have thin dense bars (broader in Lesser Spotted, more well-spaced in Steppe). Adult has relatively broad and parallel wings with slightly broader hand and deeper fingers than Lesser. Juvenile has narrower hand than adult with trailing edge fairly strongly incurved at body (visible when tail closed). Hand slightly shorter, less ample than Steppe (Greater Spotted has shortish seventh primary) and bill generally smaller. Wing position in flight as Lesser Spotted. Habitat Usually near wetlands; also rubbish tips. Note Passage and winter hatched, but often rare; vagrant Cyprus
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