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 leucogaster LC
Sanford's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus sanfordi VU
African Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vocifer LC
Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides CR
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus VU
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus LC
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus VU
Lesser Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga humilis NT
Grey-headed Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus NT
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC
Black-chested Snake-eagle Circaetus pectoralis LC
Beaudouin's Snake-eagle Circaetus beaudouini VU
Brown Snake-eagle Circaetus cinereus LC
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT
Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus cinerascens LC
Crested Serpent-eagle Spilornis cheela LC
South Nicobar Serpent-eagle Spilornis klossi NT
Mountain Serpent-eagle Spilornis kinabaluensis VU
Sulawesi Serpent-eagle Spilornis rufipectus LC
Philippine Serpent-eagle Spilornis holospilus LC
Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini NT
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis LC
Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur EN
Black-chested Buzzard-eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus LC
Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus solitarius NT
Crowned Eagle Harpyhaliaetus coronatus EN
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis NT
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja NT
New Guinea Eagle Harpyopsis novaeguineae VU
Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi CR
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis LC
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina LC
Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastata VU
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga VU
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax LC
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis LC
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti VU
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU
Gurney's Eagle Aquila gurneyi NT
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC
Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax LC
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii LC
Wahlberg's Eagle Aquila wahlbergi LC
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciatus LC
African Hawk-eagle Hieraaetus spilogaster LC
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC
Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides LC
New Guinea Hawk-eagle Hieraaetus weiskei LC
Ayres's Hawk-eagle Hieraaetus ayresii LC
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus NT
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis LC
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africanus LC
Black Hawk-eagle Spizaetus tyrannus LC
Black-and-white Hawk-eagle Spizaetus melanoleucus LC
Ornate Hawk-eagle Spizaetus ornatus LC
Black-and-chestnut Eagle Spizaetus isidori VU
Crowned Hawk-eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus LC
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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