Eastern Imperial Eagle

The Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca, SAVIGNY, 1809) is one of our outstanding natural values. According to the Hungarian Red Data Book, the species is threatened with extinction. Majority of its European population breeds in Hungary and Slovakia, on both sides of the border between those.

The species belongs to the Accipitriformes order, and within that to the Accipitridae family and Aquilinae subfamily. Its body length is 72-83 cm; the wingspan is about 190-210 cm. The species shows slight sexual dimorphism, however, females are a bit bulkier. Males weigh around 2,5-4 kg while females about 2,8-4,5 kg.