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Garrigue and low vegetation is the favourite hunting territory of Bonelli’s eagle, which uses the nearby woodland and cliffs to shelter. This is a protected species which is at risk of extinction. Of medium size, with a wingspan of between 150 and 180 cm, it is brown above and white underneath, with a striped chest and a dark band at the end of its tail. Juveniles are reddish on top and light buff underneath. It is here all year round. The members of a pair mate for life and often return to the same breeding area. They lay 1-2 eggs in January or February. Juveniles disperse to find new territories. They eat rabbits, lizards, partridges and pigeons and doves, which they catch by making patrol flights or flying from a perch where it watches for prey.