List of Eagle Species

By Nick Askew, Wed, 24/06/2009 - 14:23

Eagles are large birds of prey which are members of the bird family Accipitridae and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just two species can be found in the United States and Canada, nine more in Central and South America, and three in Australia. Below is listed all the members of the eagle family.

White-bellied Sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogasterLC
Sanford's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus sanfordiVU
African Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferLC
Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoidesCR
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphusVU
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicillaLC
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalusLC
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicusVU
Lesser Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga humilisNT
Grey-headed Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetusNT
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicusLC
Black-chested Snake-eagle Circaetus pectoralisLC
Beaudouin's Snake-eagle Circaetus beaudouiniVU
Brown Snake-eagle Circaetus cinereusLC
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatusNT
Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus cinerascensLC
Crested Serpent-eagle Spilornis cheelaLC
South Nicobar Serpent-eagle Spilornis klossiNT
Mountain Serpent-eagle Spilornis kinabaluensisVU
Sulawesi Serpent-eagle Spilornis rufipectusLC
Philippine Serpent-eagle Spilornis holospilusLC
Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elginiNT
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilisLC
Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis asturEN
Black-chested Buzzard-eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucusLC
Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus solitariusNT
Crowned Eagle Harpyhaliaetus coronatusEN
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensisNT
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyjaNT
New Guinea Eagle Harpyopsis novaeguineaeVU
Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyiCR
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensisLC
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarinaLC
Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastataVU
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clangaVU
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapaxLC
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensisLC
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalbertiVU
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliacaVU
Gurney's Eagle Aquila gurneyiNT
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetosLC
Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audaxLC
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxiiLC
Wahlberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergiLC
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciatusLC
African Hawk-eagle Hieraaetus spilogasterLC
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatusLC
Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoidesLC
New Guinea Hawk-eagle Hieraaetus weiskeiLC
Ayres's Hawk-eagle Hieraaetus ayresiiLC
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosusNT
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalisLC
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africanusLC
Black Hawk-eagle Spizaetus tyrannusLC
Black-and-white Hawk-eagle Spizaetus melanoleucusLC
Ornate Hawk-eagle Spizaetus ornatusLC
Black-and-chestnut Eagle Spizaetus isidoriVU
Crowned Hawk-eagle Stephanoaetus coronatusLC

Image: List of Eagle Species (Maxim Koshkin; ACBK)



i love the links - just what I needed - thank you!

Hi...I'm in Alexandria, VA. We pass an Eagle nest in a tree on the GW Parkway right outside Old Town Alexandria every day when I take my 8 year old to school. There is a traditional looking (forgive me for not knowing the species) Eagle there occasionally. Today March 6 we were thrilled to see another bird with him/her. Now my eyes are pretty bad, but this one looked brown with brown splotches. I didn't see a white head. What's going on in that tree ;-)

It is unlikely that it is a Golden Eagles nest that you are seeing in Alexandria, More likely a Bald Eagles nest. The brown with white splotches is what a Bald Eagle looks like until it is five years of age. Then it will gain its white head and tail.

Hi, great list but definately not complete. What about the butlears eagle which is not listed?

Do you mean Bateleur? which is on the list

May I have permission to paint the picture of the eagle? Thanks!

I taken Your eagle name list information Thanks you

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