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Tawny Eagle

Aquila rapax (Temminck, 1828)

The Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. It was once considered to be closely related to the migratory Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis, and the two forms have previously been treated as conspecific. They were split based on pronounced differences in morphology and anatomy; two molecular studies, each based on a very small number of genes, indicate that the species are distinct but disagree over how closely related they are. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Aquila

Scientific:
  Aquila rapax

Citation:
  (Temminck, 1828)

Reference:
  Pl.Col. livr.76[=77] pl.455

Protonym:
  Falco rapax

Avibase ID:
  335F0D557C2031A1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/335F0D55

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175415

Geographic range:

  • Aquila rapax rapax: southern Kenya and Democratic Republic of the Congo to Angola, Namibia and South Africa
  • Aquila rapax belisarius: Morocco and Algeria; s Arabia and w Africa to n Kenya
English:
Tawny Eagle
Czech:
orel okrový
German:
Raubadler
Danish:
Afrikansk Rovørn
Spanish:
Águila Rapaz
Finnish:
savannikotka
French:
Aigle ravisseur
Icelandic:
Hræörn
Italian:
Aquila rapace
Japanese:
sameiroinuwashi
Japanese:
アフリカソウゲンワシ
Dutch:
Savannearend
Norwegian:
Savanneørn
Polish:
orzel sawannowy
Portuguese:
Águia-rapace
Russian:
Степной орёл
Slovak:
orol bronzový
Swedish:
Savannörn
Ukrainian:
Орел степовий
Chinese:
茶色雕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Tawny Eagle ( Aquila rapax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Tawny Eagle ( Aquila rapax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Tawny Eagle ( Aquila rapax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Tawny Eagle ( Aquila rapax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Tawny Eagle ( Aquila rapax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Tawny Eagle ( Aquila rapax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Tawny Eagle ( Aquila rapax) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Aigle ravisseur ( Aquila rapax) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Aquila [rapax or vindhiana] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Roofarend
Arabic: عقاب السهول
Azerbaijani: Çöl qartalı
Bulgarian: Степен орел
Bengali: তামাটে ঈগল
Catalan: Àguila calçada, Àguila d'estapa, Àguila rapaç
Valencian: Àguila calçada
Czech: orel okrový, Orel stepní, orel stepní západosibiřský
Danish: Afrikansk Rovørn, Steppeørn
German: Raubadler, Savannenadler, Steppenadler
Greek: Στεπαετός
English: Abyssinian Tawny Eagle, African Tawny Eagle, African Tawny-Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Steppe Eagle
English (Kenya): Tawny Eagle
Esperanto: Rabaglo
Spanish: Águila Esteparia, Aguila Rapaz, Aguila Rapáz, Águila Rapaz, Águila rapáz
Spanish (Spain): Águila Rapaz
Estonian: Stepikotkas
Persian: عقاب خاکی
Finnish: Arokotka, Savannikotka
French: Aigle ravisseur
Hebrew: עיט סואנות, עיט סוואנות
Croatian: Savanski orao, Stepski orao
Hungarian: Pusztai sas, Szavannasas
Armenian: Տափաստանային Արծիվ
Icelandic: Hræörn
Italian: Aquila rapace
Japanese: afurika sōgen washi, afurikasougenwashi, sameiroinuwashi, Sameiroinu-washi
Japanese: アフリカソウゲンワシ, サメイロイヌウァシ
Japanese (Kanji): アフリカ草原鷲
Georgian: ველის არწივი
Kazakh: Дала қыраны
Korean: 초원수리
Kwangali: Ngongo
Scientific: Aquila rapax, Aquila rapax rapax, Falco rapax
Lithuanian: Azijinis erelis
Latvian: Stepes ērglis
Mongolian: Тарважи
Dutch: Savanne Arend, Savannearend, Savannenarend, Steppearend
Norwegian: Hræørn, Savanneørn
Sotho, Northern: Ntshukôbôkôbô
Polish: orzel sawannowy, orzeł sawannowy, Orzel stepowy, Orzeł stepowy
Pinyin: chá-sè diāo
Portuguese: Águia-fulva, Águia-rapace
Portuguese (Portugal): Águia-fulva
Russian: Stepnoy Oryol, Степной орел, Степной орёл
Sindhi: ٺبة هبٻي )ىٙزي(
Slovak: orol bronzový, Orol stepný
Slovenian: roparski orel
Shona: Gondo
Serbian: Savanski orao, Степски орао
Siswant: Lusoti
Sotho, Southern: Ntsu
Swedish: Savannörn, Stäppörn
Swahili: Tai Msasi
Tamil: Aaalipparundhu
Thai: นกอินทรีสีน้ำตาล, นกอินทรีสีน้ำตาลเล็ก
Thai (Transliteration): nók in-sii sĭi-nám-taan, nók in-sii sĭi-nám-taan lék
Tswana: Ntsu
Turkish: Bozkır kartalı, Korsan Kartal
Tsonga: Ghama
Tuvinian: Хову эзири
Ukrainian: Орел степовий , Степовий орел
Vietnamese: Chim Đại bàng nâu
Xhosa: Ukhozi
Chinese: 茶色, 茶色雕, 草原雕, 草原鵰
Chinese (Traditional): 茶色鵰

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