Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)

Tawny Eagle / Aigle ravisseur (Aquila rapax), north-west Algeria (Mayssara El Bouhissi)

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) in north-west Algeria

There were no documented breeding of the Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) anywhere in Northwest Africa since many years. In Morocco and Algeria for example, the last known breeding pairs date back to the early 1990s. Despite this lack of observations, the species may still breeds in some isolated places. And the recent observations in Algeria …

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Tawny Eagle / Aigle ravisseur (Aquila rapax), northern-east Algeria, 17 July 2018 (Mourad Harzallah).

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) in north-east Algeria

This large eagle was photographed this week in north-east Algeria by Mourad Harzallah (a very good naturalist and a local ecotourism guide). The photographer said the eagle was much bigger than the Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata), and some of the photos below also attest this. Several people in a FB group suggested that it’s a …

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Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax), northern Senegal, 26 Jan. 2014 (Frédéric Bacuez/Ornithondar).

Tawny Eagle in Morocco: status and vagrancy from sub-Saharan Africa

The Tawny Eagle in Morocco is very rare and endangered to say the least. There are no known breeding pairs since more than two decades. And even sightings of single birds are becoming increasingly rare. The former breeding range of Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) in Morocco was much larger, however the known breeding areas in …

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