Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted eagle

Phylum Chordates (Chordata)
Class Birds (Aves)
Order  (Falconiformes)
Family  (Accipitridae)
Genus  (Hieraaetus)
Species Authority Gmelin, 1788
Summary Status: rare (Category III), little studied, the booted eagle is widespread in the forest regions of Eurasia and northwestern Africa. In Kazakstan this eagle inhabits forested mountains in the south and southeast, and wetlands around desert rivers. Significant declines in the booted eagle population occurred during the 1950s and 1960s due to the campaign against predatory birds. Recently, the population is increasing slowly in some areas. It is necessary to teach people how to protect this bird and to establish reserves in the Karatau and Dzhungar Alatau mountains and in the valley of the Ili River.

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