Σταυραετός - Hieraaetus pennatus - Booted Eagle
 

Photo above by and Colin & Sue Turvey
 

Photos above by and Colin & Sue Turvey
 

Underwing of light morph bird showing arched gliding posture.
 

Diagnostic upper plumage photos above
 

Photos above feature the species headlights!
 

Photo above illustrates the species in a hunting dive.
 

Photo above by and Colin & Sue Turvey. Granvousa, Crete 15/12/2006
The original photo has been cropped and rejoined, giving a good comparison
off the underwing of light and dark morph birds
 

Dark morph

Light morph

2 photos above by and A&M
Showing a good comparison off the underwing of light and dark morph birds
 

Great photo above of dark morph individual with prey,
  by and Colin & Sue Turvey
 

Above photo by and Colin & Sue Turvey
 

Pale morph on balcony by and A&M


Status:
Resident/Breeder/Scarce passage migrant
 
2007:
3.1.07 (2) 1 dark morph & 1 light morph Aptera area. 3pm. RR
8.1.07 (1) dark morph Potamia. RR AM
10.1.07 (1) pale morph above Petres Gorge. 4pm. RR
12.1.07 (1) pale morph Provarma. 4.30pm
7.2.07 (1) dark morph N of Stilos. am. RR
9.2.07 (3) 2 dark morph, 1 light morph. Agia. RR
1.3.07 (3) 1 dark morph, Exopoli. AM, 1 pale morph Georgioupolis. RR CS, 1 dark   morph Provarma. RR
14.3.07 (1) pale morph Agia Reservoir area. AM RR
29.4.07 (1) pale morph Provarma. 10.45am. RR
3.5.07 (1) pale morph Gramvousa. CS RR
1.6.07 (1) pale morph Agia Dikaios Church. RR CS
4.6.07 (1) pale morph Provarma. RR
4.6.07 (1) pale morph Gramvousa. CS
11.6.07 (1) pale morph West Coast. CS
2006:
4.2.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. RR
5.2.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. RR
9.2.06 (2) pale morph Provarma. RR
10.2.06 (2) 1 pale morph, 1 dark phase. Provarma. RR
11.2.06 (1) dark phase. Provarma. RR
20.2.06 (1) dark phase. Provarma. 11am. RR
25.2.06 (1) Provarma. RR
26.2.06 (2) pale morph. 1 dark morph Provarma. RR
28.2.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. RR
1.3.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. RR
17.3.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. 10.30am.RR
18.3.06 (1) Lake Kournas. RR
21.3.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. RR
4.4.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. 2.15pm. RR
6.4.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. 12.20pm. RR
9.4.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. 11am. RR
11.4.06 (1) Provarma. 4pm. RR
12.4.06 (1) Provarma. 9.30am. RR
18.9.06 (1) pale morph (1) dark morph heading S over Provarma. RR
18.9.06 (3) pale morph over Exopoli. AM
10.10.06 (1) dark morph Provarma. 2.30pm. RR
15.10.06 (1) pale morph N of Stilos. RR
16.10.06 (1) pale morph N of Stilos. RR
21.10.06 (1) dark morph Provarma. 1.30pm. RR
22.10.06 (1) pale morph Georgiuopolis Water. RR
23.10.06 (2) 1 pale morph 1? Provarma. 3.15pm. RR
24.10.06 (1) S of Stilos. RR
25.10.06 (1) pale morph Kalives. RR
25.10.06 (1) dark morph Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
26.10.06 (1) pale morph Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
27.10.06 (2) 1 pale 1 dark Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
26.10.06 (1) pale morph Lake Kournas. RR
2.11.06 (1) pale morph Tsakistra Church area. RR
4.11.06 (1) dark morph Provarma. 12pm. RR
5.11.06 (1) pale morph Provarma. 10am. RR
21.11.06 (1) pale morph N of Stilos. RR
15.12.06 (2) 1 pale 1 dark Gramvousa peninsular. RR
 
2005:
7.1.05: (1) dark morph Kalives area. RR
8.1.05: (1) above Vamos. RR
14.4.05 (1) dark morph over Provarma. RR
15.9.05 (1) pale morph over Provarma. RR
8.11.05 (1) pale morph N of Stilos. RR
7.12.05 (1) pale morph over Provarma. 11.15am.RR
17.12.05 (2) pale morph Exopoli. AM
17.12.05 (1) dark morph from Provarma. RR
29.12.05 (1) pale morph between Almirida and Kalives. AM
2004:
11.11.04 (1) Vamos. RR
16.11.04 (1) pale morph Vamos. RR
27.11.04 (1) pale morph Lake Kournas. RR
 
Size: Length 42-51cm. Wingspan 1.1-1.35m. 4ft
 
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