The Aquila nipalensis, commonly known as the steppe eagle, is the national bird of Eqypt. This eagle breeds in eastern Europe and central Asia, and spends winter in Africa and India. The steppe eagle is part of the family Accipitridae.
The steppe eagle is a large eagle with a pale throat, black flight feathers, brown upper feathers and a black tail. Females weigh between 5 and 10 pounds and are slightly larger than males, which weigh on average 4-8 pounds. Steppe eagles prefer to live in open areas such as savannas, steppe, desert, grassland and woodlands. As of 2014, the steppe eagle is listed at a low risk for extinction.