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Range DescriptionAquila hastata appears to be a widespread species that has always been recorded at very low density throughout the lowlands of the northern half of the Indian subcontinent, occurring in Pakistan, Nepal, India,Bangladesh and Myanmar1,2,7,8. Sighting of Aquila eagles in Cambodia almost certainly refer to this species indicating that a population may persist in the dry deciduous dipterocarp forest mosaics in parts of Indochina3. If this is the case, the species may have occurred historically across much of Indochina, though today it has almost certainly been extirpated from much of this area, hence declines are inferred in the past. Ascertaining its true status and distribution is hampered by identification problems, and many recent records of this species are thought to actually relate to Greater Spotted Eagle A. clanga.