|A. Pomerana y A. Moteada, adultos y juveniles|
Lesser and Great Spotted Eagles, ad. and juv.
On my trip to Israel I was able to see and draw two very similar species of eagles and not easy to identify in the field. The Lesser Spotted Eagle (A. pomarina) and the Greater Spotted Eagle (A. clanga) have similar size and plumage but seen in detail, juveniles and adults show noticeable differences, as beak size, tone of the plumage of the head or extent of legs feathers. The possibiity of finding hibrids of both species makes the problema even bigger.
From my notes and some pictures, I made a comparative study of young and adults of both species.
|Águila Pomerana, del natural en Agamon Lake (Israel). Enero de 2008|
Lesser Spotted Eagle, from life in Agamon Lake (Israel). January 2008