Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina


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Further resources

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

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

European Union Species Action Plan

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Clanga pomarina. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.