Bonelli’s Eagle is a typically Mediterranean species. It nests on limestone cliffs and hunts in open scrubland (“garrigue”) and cultivated land. It is a medium-sized eagle with a wingspan of 145 to 165 cm. Adults are sedentary while juveniles and immatures are somewhat erratic. It is carniverous, hunting mostly small mammals such as rabbits and birds(Red-legged Partridge).

Conservation objectives

One of the rarest raptors in France.

Reproduction periode

January to June


> Declining food supply due to gradual loss of open habitats

> Disturbance of nesting sites (limestone cliffs)

> Power lines (electrocution and collision)

> Poaching (shooting, trapping or poisoning)