Conference on Short-toed Eagle in Italy, 1st announce

January 22nd, 2015 / Comment

From the 10th to the 12th of September 2015 the Conference on the Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) will be held in the Museum of Natural History of Maremma, Grosseto, Italy /map/.

Under the Sign of Short-toed Eagle

Original contributions on the morphology, behaviour, general ecology, conservation and distribution of the Short-toed Eagle are welcome. The Conference will be anticipated by a workshop on the 10th of September on conservation projects of raptors in the Mediterranean.

An adult Short-toed Eagle with prey in flightThe communication could be presented either in Italian or English, French and Spanish languages and will be published in Acta of the Museum of Natural History of Maremma. The deadline for the subscription is 30th June 2015.

For further information, application form and instructions to the authors please contact:

subscription:
Ms. Paola Mariottisegreteria@museonaturalemaremma.it

scientific contributions:
Prof. Francesco Petrettiokapia.studium@virgilio.it

 

A nest of Short-toed Eagles in the vicinity of Rome

December 30th, 2014 / 1 Comment
The first Short-toed Eagle's nest found in the Regional Park of Castelli Romani

Among a lot of videos of Short-toed Eagles published on the Web during the last several years some short films deserve special attention. For example, this one was made by Claudio Borghini in collaboration with Assuntino Amici, Luigi Marozza and Massimiliano Proietti in 2013. The researchers used an automatic camera having wide-angle lens and placed in immediate proximity to an aerie of Short-toed Eagles. The nest had been found in the Regional Park of Castelli Romani /map/ for the first time ever. It is evident that the method of monitoring nests using automatic cameras is becoming increasingly popular.

 

Migrations and the distribution of STE in Italy

December 16th, 2014 / Comment

The paper listed below is available on a website of Mediterranean Raptor Migration Network. To know the latest news of this non-profit community just follow the FB page of the organisation.

Panuccio M., Lucia G., Agostini N., Ottonello D. & Bogliani G., 2014 – Motion capacity, geography and ecological features explain the present distribution of a migratory top predator // Ecological Research DOI: 10.1007/s11284-014-1226-2. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

 

Circaetus gallicus in the Netherlands and Eastern Slovakia

November 27th, 2014 / Comment

We try to not miss an appearance of papers about Short-toed Eagle on the Web. Every freely accessible article is added to the collection, a kind of specialized library. Certainly, the majority of them aren’t new, but they are not of less interest due to this. The following ones can be viewed on websites of the journal of ornithology Tichodroma and of Sovon.nl, Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology:

• Štefan Danko, Jozef Mihók & Štefan Pčola, 2007 – Hniezdenie a výskyty hadiara krátkoprstého (Circaetus gallicus) na východnom Slovensku [Breeding and occurrence of the Short-toed Eagle in Eastern Slovakia] // Tichodroma 19: pp. 75–86. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Sk) /map/.

• Arjan Boele, Erik van Winden & Rik Winters, 2013 – Slangenarend en Noordse Nachtegaal nieuw in het BSP: van dwaalgast tot broedvogel? [Short-toed Eagle and Thrush Nightingale in the BSP: from accidental to breeding?] // Sovon-Nieuws, jaargang 26, nr 1: pp. 5-6. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Nl).

 

Short-toed Eagles in flight. Northern Ukraine. 2014

November 22nd, 2014 / Comment
Fragments of Short-toed Eagles' flights in Northern Ukraine this year

These fragments of Short-toed Eagles’ flights have been shot at their breeding territories and hunting grounds in Kiev Region /map/ and in Mezhrechenskiy Park /map/ this year. The video is commented on, please, pay attention on subtitles. You can see eagles A11, B11, K11 and L11 in the clip. Certainly, also other more melodious names were given them for routine use. These STEs occupy their breeding sites within the same home ranges from year to year since at least 2006 and 2010. For a regular observer every bird has obvious individual traits. The video without compression can be downloaded.

 

Papers of 1-2 years ago are on the MEDRAPTORS site

October 29th, 2014 / Comment

Figure 1 of the third articleThese articles were published in 2012-2013. They all are dedicated to studies of migration of Short-toed Eagles. Now the full texts can be found on a site of Mediterranean Raptor Migration Network, on the section of papers:

Ugo Mellone, Ruben Limiñana, Pascual López-López, Giuseppe Lucia, Egidio Mallìa, Marta Romero & Vicente Urios, 2013 – Tra Europa e Africa: i movimenti di falco della Regina Falco eleonorae, grillaio Falco naumanni e biancone Circaetus gallicus rivelati dalla telemetria satellitare [Between Europe and Africa: movements of Eleonora’s Falcon, Lesser Kestrel and Short-toed Snake Eagle as revealed by satellite telemetry] // Proceedings of the XVII Italian Ornithological Congress. Trento, September 2013: pp. 142-143. – Short-toed Eagle. file (It).

Michele Panuccio, Nicolantonio Agostini, Luca Baghino & Giuseppe Bogliani, 2013 – Visible Migration of Short-Toed Snake-Eagles: Interplay of Weather and Topographical Features // Journal of Raptor Research 47(1): pp. 60-68. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

Michele Panuccio, Nicolantonio Agostini & Guido Premuda, 2012 – Ecological barriers promote risk minimization strategy and social learning in migrating Short-toed Snake Eagles // Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 24.1: pp. 74-80. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

 

The discovery of an ancient Circaetus in SW Bulgaria

October 25th, 2014 / Comment

A fossil representative of the Circaetus genus was discovered in South-Western Bulgaria /map/. The birds had already lived in ancient Europe more than 7 millions of years ago; although, their origin from Africa is suggested as very probable. The paper is available on a website of the journal Acta zoologica bulgarica:

• Z. Boev, 2012 – Circaetus rhodopensis sp. n. (Aves: Accipitriformes) from the Late Miocene of Hadzhidimovo (SW Bulgaria) // Acta zool. bulg., 64 (1): pp. 5-12. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).