Spanish Imperial Eagle at Jbel Moussa

By | 30 April 2016

A Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) was photographed just south of Jbel Moussa on 27 April 2016 by Rachid El Khamlichi. The bird was flying north towards the Strait of Gibraltar when seen.

It’s a 2nd calendar-year bird (born in 2015) like the six Spanish Imperial Eagles tracked with GPS-GSM transmitters from Andalusia and which all visited Morocco (and beyond) during their first year.

Unlike some of its conspecifics (including a tracked bird) which were electrocuted in the Guelmim region along with several eagles, this bird had survived the electrocution problem and made it to northern Morocco on its way to the Iberian Peninsula.

Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti), near Jbel Moussa, northern Morocco

Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti), near Jbel Moussa, northern Morocco, 27 April 2016 (Rachid El Khamlichi)

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