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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 Global Assessment

Presence In Israel Migrant, Winter Visitor
Breeding In Israel Non-Breeder
Migration Types Long Range
Nest Locations Tree
Diet Types Terrestrial Vertebrates
Foraging Grounds Ground
Body Sizes Large (over 1000g)
Threat Factors Pesticide Poisoning, Electrocution and collision with transmission wires, Habitat loss and 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 from the past and present, and the changes in occupancy and breeding density during the comparison period. For further reading

Relative Abundance 2010-2020

Breeding density values in the current decade as determined from experts' opinion and observations from databases.

Relative Abundance 2010-2020 by density
Data Missing Sporadic Limited Sites Low Density High Density
8 12 12 21 19

Relative Abundance 1980-1990

Density values based primarily on the book The Birds of Israel (Shirihai 1996).

Relative Abundance 1980-1990 by density
Data Missing Sporadic Limited Sites Low Density High Density
5 14 14 17 22

Occupancy 1990-2020

The map shows differences in the species breeding distribution between the 1980's breeding map and the current weighted breeding evaluation. Negative value - species previously bred in the grid and is not presently breeding; positive value - species has not previously bred in the grid and is currently breeding.

Occupancy 1990-2020
Data Missing No Change Occupancy Increase Occupancy Decrease
6 35 1 9

Change in Relative Abundance 1990-2020

The map shows the changes in the relative abundance of a species in each of the distribution grids between the breeding map of the 1980s and the weighted current breeding evaluation. Negative values - decline in abundance; positive values - increase in abundance; zero - no change in abundance.

Change in Relative Abundance 1990-2020
80 to 100 50 20 to 30 No Change 30- to 20- 50- 100- to 80- Data Missing
0 4 2 22 12 14 11 16

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