Greater Spotted Eagle (Immature) (Pekka Fagel)
Greater Spotted Eagle (Pale morph, fulvescens) (Mike Pope)
Greater Spotted Eagle (Mike Pope)
Greater Spotted Eagle (Juvenile) (Mike Pope)
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Common winter visitor and uncommon passage migrant. A rather large eagle associated with farmland and wetlands in its wintering quarters. Often migrates within large flocks of Steppe Eagles on passage.
Where in Kuwait
Found in a variety of habitats, but more often seen in farmlands and desert areas with suitable habitat. Frogs constitute the majority of the diet in some areas, but this species is also known to consume small mammals, waterbirds and snakes.
In the world
This Vulnerable species has a small population over a fragmented range which appears to be declining owing to extensive habitat loss and persistent persecution. A migratory species, it leaves the breeding grounds for the winter, and may be found in central and eastern European, north and east Africa, the Middle East, the Arabian peninsula, the Indian subcontinent and east and Southeast Asia over winter.
This species has suffered as a result of indiscriminate shooting, and across much of the range, deliberate and accidental poisoning has also caused many deaths