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Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos homeyeri (Severtzov, 1888)

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Kuryk. Mangistau.
© Askar Isabekov


General colouring is somewhat darker than in chrysaetos but a slightly lighter than in kamtschatica. Forehead and crown are brownish, the crown has noticeably blackish cap which is less obvious than in kamtschatica. The long feathers of nape and top-neck are shorter than in previous races; are rusty-red slightly lighter than in kamtschatica. Male wing length 600-643 (622), female 635-684 (662) mm.


Breeds in Kyzylkum desert, Ustyurt and probably in Betpak-Dala.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург. Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.


relative taxons

Aquila chrysaetos
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Aquila chrysaetos chrysaetos
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Aquila chrysaetos kamtschatica
(Severtzov, 1888)
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Aquila chrysaetos daphanea
(Severtzov, 1888)
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