Age-related timing of Short-toed Eagle migration

January 2nd, 2017 / Comment

Many thanks to Luca Baghino for sharing this fresh article dedicated to ongoing studies of Short-toed Eagle migration from regions of Europe:

Location of the study areas in northwest Italy and GeorgiaNicolantonio AGOSTINI, Luca BAGHINO, Wouter M. G. VANSTEELANT & Michele PANUCCIO, 2016 – Age-related timing of Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus migration along detoured and direct flyways // Bird Study, DOI: 10.1080 / 00063657.2016.1264362. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

The paper is available on the ResearchGate and Medraptors websites.

 

A fact file on Short-toed Eagle by Ela Foundation

December 28th, 2016 / Comment

Ela Foundation fact file on Short-toed EagleThe presented fact file is quite outstanding because it is mainly based on information collected in India, a region with the great sedentary Short-toed Eagle population. Despite the fact that the species biology in the region is definitely of great interest, too few data on it is currently available. Consequently, this information sheet contains details which could be fairly surprising for European researchers. Secondly, this is simply a good example of an informative poster. The file can be found on the Ela Foundation website.

 

Monitoring of STE in the Alpes de-Haute-Provence, 2016

December 25th, 2016 / Comment

Numbers of the controlled and probable Short-toed Eagle breeding sites within more than 7 yearsThe latest annual review of Cédric Arnaud:

• Cédric ARNAUD, 2016 – Suivi du Circaète Jean-le-blanc dans les Alpes de-Haute-Provence. Rétrospective 2016 [Monitoring of Short-toed Eagle in the Alpes de Haute-Provence. Review for 2016]: 19 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}.

The list of contents (Fr): Résultats du suivi 2016 (résultats, répartition) – 3; Suivi de la reproduction (données chiffrées, discussion, taux de reproduction et effort de suivi, échantillon de suivi) – 6; Caractéristiques des nids identifiés (arbres supports, emplacement des nids) – 9; Régime alimentaire – 11; Demandes particulières de suivi ou d’intervention avant travaux – 12; Interventions d’information, de sensibilisation et d’échanges – 13; Fiche de dérangement – 13; Centre de soins de la faune sauvage 04-05 Aquila – 14; Observations particulières – 14; Bases de données en ligne et accessibilité aux partenaires – 15; Participants – 16; Campagne de suivi & objectifs 2017 – 17; Résumé – 18.

 

Natural effects on Short-toed Eagle migration

November 28th, 2016 / Comment

Two papers about effects of the wind and the large water surface on Short-toed Eagle migration have been prepared by Spanish and Italian researchers and released this year:

• Javier VIDAL-MATEO, Ugo MELLONE, Pascual LÓPEZ-LÓPEZ, Javier DE LA PUENTE, Clara GARCÍA-RIPOLLÉS, Ana BERMEJO, Vicente URIOS, 2016 – Wind effects on the migration routes of trans-Saharan soaring raptors: geographical, seasonal, and interspecific variation // Current Zoology, 62: pp. 89-97. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En). This thorough article can be found on the University of Valencia website.

Nicolantonio AGOSTINI, Marco GUSTIN & Michele PANUCCIO, 2016 – Short-toed snake eagles Circaetus gallicus (Gmelin, 1788) (Aves: Accipitridae) approaching a water barrier show reverse direction of migration // Italian Journal of Zoology, DOI: 10.1080 / 11250003.2016. 1240833. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En) /map/. The paper is available on a website of Mediterranean Raptor Migration Network.

 

ROJ articles: STE in the North Caucasus & Kyrgyzstan

November 27th, 2016 / Comment

Two more texts dedicated to Short-toed Eagles were published in Russian Ornithological Journal (Русский орнитологический журнал) (Ru):

• М. П. Ильюх, 2014 – Змееяд Circaetus gallicus в Предкавказье [Short-toed Eagle in the North Caucasus] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 23, Экспресс-выпуск 1056: 3113-3115. The first publication: Ильюх М.П., 2001 – Змееяд в Предкавказье // Актуальные проблемы изучения и охраны птиц Восточной Европы и Северной Азии. Казань: 271-272. Please, have a look at Viktor Belik’s article dedicated to the North Caucasus as well.

The female Short-toed Eagle hovered over the nest• А. Б. Жданко, 2016 – Находка гнезда змееяда Circaetus gallicus у Таш-Кумыра в Джалал-Абадской области (Киргизия) [Discovery of the Short-toed Eagle nest in the vicinity of Tash-Kumyr in Djalal-Abad Region (Kyrgyzstan)] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 25, Экспресс-выпуск 1345: 3709-3714. /map/.

 

Meeting in Roquefixade (France), a brief review

October 30th, 2016 / Comment
Roquefixade: a lot of sites for Short-toed Snake EaglesParticipants of the 4th Circaetus meeting

After Langeac (2004), Nadaillac (2008), and Florac (2012) the 4th Circaetus meeting took place in Roquefixade (the Ariège Department), on October 8th and 9th, 2016. Forty naturalists involved in the monitoring of the species, found themselves there at the invitation of Nature Midi-Pyrénées and LPO Mission Rapaces, to share their experience of the studies. The total number of the meeting participants was about fifty. The program illustrated the diversity of birders’ approaches within their means and goals.

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Differentiation in foraging resource use of STE and LLB

October 18th, 2016 / Comment

Nesting and foraging areas of Short-toed Eagles and Long-legged BuzzardsResults of a comparative study of using foraging resources by Short-toed Eagles and Long-legged Buzzards in the Judean Foothills /map/ are reported in the following fresh article of Guilad Friedemann & others:

• Guilad FRIEDEMANN, Yossi LESHEM, Lior KEREM, Boaz SHACHAM, Avi BAR-MASSADA, Krystaal M. MCCLAIN, Gil BOHRER & Ido IZHAKI, 2016 – Multidimensional differentiation in foraging resource use during breeding of two sympatric top predators // Scientific Reports 6. doi:10.1038 / srep35031 – Short-toed Eagle. file; the Supplementary information – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).