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Spanish Imperial Eagle


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The Spanish Imperial Eagle is a threatened species of eagle. They are birds that can only be found in central and south-west Spain. It is a large bird, with 78-82 centimetres in length and 180-210 centimetres in wingspan. Its weight is between 2.5 and 3.5 kilograms. It feeds mainly on rabbits. Nests are built in tall oak trees far from humans. Both male and female participate in the incubation of the eggs and the care of the chicks.

The species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a very small population. Threats include loss of habitat, insufficient food availability and illegal poisoning.Juvenile, birds younger than 2, are red-brown fading to pale brown with dark white flight feathers and white fringes. They have a pale cream head and neck and dark brownish-black with white shoulders when they are adults.














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