Separation of Tawny Eagle from Steppe Eagle in Israel Tawny Eagle. Aquila rapax generally looks smaller and rather puny (and also, when perched, less elongated/horizontal) compared with Steppe Eagle A. nipalensis. Diagnostically, the North African race A. r. belisarius differs in all plumages from Steppe in being smaller, in having die creamy-white of the uppertail-coverts extending well


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