First record of Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) for Morocco

By | 4 November 2017

On 18 May 2017, Rachid observed an immature Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) at Jbel Moussa. The bird was migrating northward along with Short-toed Snake Eagles (Circaetus gallicus) and Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus) at an altitude of about 1500 m.

This is the first record for Morocco. In the Maghreb, the species was previously recorded in Tunisia but not yet in Algeria.

Repport:

El Khamlichi, R. 2017. Première mention de l’Aigle des steppes Aquila nipalensis au MarocGo-South Bulletin 14: 101-105. PDF

Read also:

Rare birds in Morocco: 22nd report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (for 2016).

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Jbel Moussa, 18 May 2017 (Rachid El Khamlichi)

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Jbel Moussa, 18 May 2017 (Rachid El Khamlichi).

Aigle des steppes (Aquila nipalensis), Jbel Moussa, 18 mai 2017 (Rachid El Khamlichi)

Aigle des steppes (Aquila nipalensis), Jbel Moussa, 18 mai 2017 (Rachid El Khamlichi)

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