The Booted Eagle Hkramtus pennatus is a small eagle similar in size to a Buzzard Buteo buteo, but of slimmer build, with narrower wings and a longer tail. In flight its proportions are not unlike those of a Black Kite Mikus migrans, though the tail is square-ended, not forked (plate 58). When perched, its long feathered tarsi, or 'boots', are characteristic (plate 53b). The species is dimorphic, a f...

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