Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca


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Demerdzhiev, D.; Dobrev, D.; Isfendiyaroglu, S.; Boev, Z.; Stoychev, S.; Terziev, N.; Spasov; S. 2014. Distribution, abundance, breeding parameters, threats and prey preferences of the eastern imperial eagle in European Turkey. Proceedings from VII. International Conference on the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle, 2-5 October 2013, Bratislava, Slovakia. Slovak Raptor Journal 8: 17-25.

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Horváth, M. 2009. Habitat- and prey-selection of imperial eagles (Aquila heliaca). PhD Thesis. Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

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Horváth, M.; Béres, I.; Juhász, T.; Kleszó, A.; Kovács, A.; Isfendiyaroglu S.; Tavares, J. 2014. Population surveys of Eastern Imperial Eagles in Anatolia between 2009 and 2013. Proceedings from VII. International Conference on the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle, 2-5 October 2013, Bratislava, Slovakia. Slovak Raptor Journal 8: 63-64.

Horváth, M.; Demeter, I; Fatér, I.; Firmánszky, G.; Kleszo, A.; Kovács, A.; Szitta, T.; Tóth, I.; Zalai, T.; Bagyura, J. 2011. Population dynamics of the Eastern imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Hungary between 2001 and 2009. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica Suppl. 3: 61-70.

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Horváth, M.; Kovács, A.; Demeter, I. 2005. The biology of the Imperial Eagle in the Carpathian Basin. In: Kovács, A., Demeter, I., Horváth, M., Fülöp, Gy., Frank, T., Szilvácsku, Zs (ed.), Imperial Eagle Management Guidelines, MME/BirdLife Hungary, Budapest.

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Sultanov, E. 2010. Research study of Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) population in Azerbaijan. . Project Report. Azerbaijan Ornithological Society, Baku.

Further resources

Conservation of the Imperial Eagle in the Carpathian basin

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

Explore HBW Alive for further information on this species

International Action Plan

Search for photos, videos and sounds of this species in the Internet Bird Collection.

Wildlife comeback in Europe: The recovery of selected mammal and bird species (Deinet et al. 2013)

Media resources
Arkive species - Imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Aquila heliaca. Downloaded from on 14/12/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 14/12/2017.