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Subadult and pale steppe eagles breeding in Mongolia

Journal of Raptor Research

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Abstract

One pale morph and two rufous-tawny morph Steppe Eagles (Aquila rapax) were observed among about 20 breeding pairs found in Mongolia. All three were attending live young. Plumage features of the rufous-tawny birds suggest that they were not adults. Subadult breeding is thereby documented for the Steppe Eagle. Breeding is also documented for a pale morph bird, but the age of this bird is uncertain; either it was the first pale morph adult known for the species or, more likely, it represents breeding of a two-, three-, or four-year old bird.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Subadult and pale steppe eagles breeding in Mongolia
Series title:
Journal of Raptor Research
Volume
37
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
75-77
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Raptor Research
First page:
75
Last page:
77