August 1970 – vol. 63, issue 8–337 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... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.