Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Falconiformes > Family: Accipitridae > Genus: Aquila > Species: Aquila nipalensis

Steppe Eagle - Aquila nipalensis Hodgson, 1833

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 6 international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 7 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A509


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BG0000270 Bulgaria Atanasovsko ezero Map
BG0002085 Bulgaria Chairya Map
BG0002009 Bulgaria Zlatiyata Map
BG0002057 Bulgaria Besaparski ridove Map
ROSPA0073 Romania Măcin - Niculițel Map
BG0002038 Bulgaria Provadiysko-Royaksko plato Map
BG0002021 Bulgaria Sakar Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Falconiformes)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Accipitridae)
Memorandum of understanding on the conservation of migratory birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia - under Bonn Convention (MoU Raptors)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (Falconiformes spp.)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Águia-rapace Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Aigle des steppes French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Aquila Esteparia Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Aquila rapace Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Orel stepní Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pusztai sas Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Savannikotka Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stäppörn Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steppe Eagle English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steppearend Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steppenadler German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:30530 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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