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Aquila heliaca

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The Eastern Imperial Eagle is classified globally as Vulnerable (VU). The species does not breed in Israel; therefore, no regional threat assessment was conducted.
NA Current Regional Assessment | Previous Regional Assessment | VU World Assessment

Presence In Israel Winter Visitor, Migrant
Nesting In Israel Non-Breeder
Migration Types Long Range
Nest Locations Tree
Diet Types Vertebrate
Foraging Grounds Ground
Body Sizes Large (over 1000g)
Threat Factors Powerline Interactions, Pesticide Poisoning, Habitat Fragmentation

  • גרניט, ב. ולבינגר, ז. 2004. עיטים חורפים בעמק החולה. העזניה 31, הוצאת טבע הדברים והחברה להגנת הטבע.
  • פז, ע. 1986. עופות. מתוך אלון, ע. (עורך), החי והצומח של ארץ ישראל. כרך 6. הוצאת משרד הביטחון, ישראל.
  • פרלמן, י. וגרניט, ב. 2012. ניטור דורסים חורפים בישראל חורף 2010/11. דו"ח מרכז הצפרות של החברה להגנת הטבע.

Distribution maps

The maps presented here provide visual information on the distribution of species in Israel in the past and present, and the changes in occupancy and nesting density during the comparison period. For further reading

Relative Abundance 2010-2020

Breeding density values as calculated from observation records and expert opinions.

Relative Abundance 1980-1990

Breeding density values are based mainly on the book Birds of Israel (Shirihai 1996).

Occupancy difference 1990-2020

A map that expresses differences in the breeding distribution between the evaluation periods (1980-1990 versus 2010-2020). Negative value - species previously present but is currently absent, positive value - species has not been recorded previously and is currently present, zero - no change in occupancy.

Relative abundance difference 1990-2020

A map that reflects the changes in the relative abundance of the species between the evaluation periods (1980-1990 versus 2010-2020). Negative values - decline in abundance, positive values - increase in abundance, zero - no change in abundance.

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