Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Brehm, 1861

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a very small population, which is dependent on continuing intensive management measures to mitigate the impact of threats such as poisoning, electrocution and insufficient food availability, and on the increasing cooperation of land-owners. The population is increasing steadily due to ongoing conservation action, and the species may be downlisted in the future.

Population size: 970

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 204,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Aquila adalberti. Downloaded from on 19/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/09/2021.