October Circaetus meeting in France, the 2nd circular

September 12th, 2016 / Comment

As previously announced, the 4th meeting of the Short-toed Snake Eagle French national network in Roquefixade (the Ariège Department) /map/ is scheduled for October 8th and 9th, 2016. This conference is a meeting between passionate volunteers and not a scientific symposium. The program is not yet complete and it is still possible to propose communications. Any experience in monitoring Short-toed Eagles is of great interest and deserves to be shared.

Please, read the detailed information about the meeting: PDF file (Fr).

 

Ringing of Short-toed Eagles in Hungary

August 31st, 2016 / Comment

SERFŐZŐ J, SCHWARTZ V & others. 2016. The Zemplén and the Pilis MountainsThe program of ringing Short-toed Eagles is continuing in Hungary; 4 individuals were tagged this year:

3 chicks were ringed in the Zemplén Hills /map/ by István Béres (ringer), József Serfőző (climber), Zoltán Turny and Gábor Papp, nests were on Pinus sylvestris. Ring codes used: blue ring with white letters; A28, A29, A30.

1 chick was ringed in the Pilis Hills /map/ by Attila Feldhoffer (ringer), Vince Schwartz and Levente Kossuth (climber). There the pair has been nesting on oak (Quercus petraea). Ring code used: A41.

According to the Ringing Centre 83 Short-toed Eagles received rings up to date. Most of them were chicks tagged with aluminum rings in nests.

Ringing is usually carried out in mid-July. Totally, 24 individuals received colour-rings in Hungary: 20133; 20147; 201510; 20164.

The very first observation came this year from the Hortobágy region on July 21. The bird was ringed in the Bükk Hills on July 20, 2014. Besides two observations of aluminium ringed individuals, and a recovery from Syria in 2000 (a bird ringed in 1993 in Tokaj, part of the Zemplén Hills and caught in Syria in 1997 during spring migration) this year’s colour-ringed observation was the first when the bird could be identified. According to recommendations of Gábor Papp, local nature photographers are taking pictures of Short-toed Eagles even from a great distance to be able to check a ring presence and for filling a kind of database of their individual appearances.

 

Fresh article on migration & wintering of Short-toed Eagle

July 30th, 2016 / 1 Comment

The following article has recently been accepted for publishing online. The abstract and description are available for free at the moment:

Ugo MELLONE, Giuseppe LUCIA, Egidio MALLÌA, Vicente URIOS, 2016 – Individual variation in orientation promotes a 3000-km latitudinal change in wintering grounds in a long-distance migratory raptor // Ibis. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/ibi.12401 (En).

 

Full texts of previously published articles

July 30th, 2016 / Comment

Currently you can find online full texts of these two articles published in scientific journals in 2004 and 2005. The papers have already been mentioned on our site before:

Paola SACCHI, Dominga SOGLIA, Sandra MAIONE, Giuseppe MENEGUZ, Massimo CAMPORA, Roberto RASERO, 2004 – A non-invasive test for sex identification in Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) // Molecular & Cellular Probes, 18 (3): pp. 193-196. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

Massimo CAMPORA, Guido CATTANEO, 2005 – Ageing and sexing Short-toed Eagles // British Birds, 98: pp. 370-376. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

 

Articles of ROJ: STE in Northern Kazakhstan & Caucasus

June 30th, 2016 / Comment

The following article and note were published in Russian Ornithological Journal (Русский орнитологический журнал) (Ru):

• С. М. Резниченко, 2013 – Гнездование змееяда Circaetus gallicus в Баянаульском национальном парке (Северный Казахстан) [Breeding of Short-toed Eagle in Bayanaul National Park (northern Kazakhstan, Kazakh Uplands)] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 22, Экспресс-выпуск 953: 3491-3493. /map/.

• Г. А. Лошкарёв, 2011 – Смешанная кладка канюка Buteo buteo и змееяда Circaetus gallicus [A mixed clutch of Common Buzzard and Short-toed Eagle] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 20, Экспресс-выпуск 669: 1323. /map/. The first publication: Лошкарёв Г. А. 1972. Смешанная кладка хищников // Орнитология 10: 364.

 

La Plume du Circaète n° 12

June 11th, 2016 / Comment
La Plume du Circaète on the LPO website

This year’s issue of the bulletin La Plume du Circaète is currently available – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}. The list of contents is in English (En) this time, thanks to Ferenc and Gábor Papp:

PROTECTION AND STUDY

p.2
· Observations of 2cy STEs in Europe
p.3
· Experiments with artificial nests for STEs
p.4
· Feeding group of STEs in Minervois
p.5
· Unusual start of migration
p.6
· Preliminary data on the Short-toed Eagle in the suburbs of Marseille
p.11
· A Short-toed Eagle trying to bath?
p.12
· STE monitoring in Haute-Province in the Alps
p.14
· Protection of a nesting habitat in Vendée
p.16
· Setting up a STE network in Gard
p.17
· Visual performance of the Short-toed Eagle
p.18
· Bad luck for one, good luck for another
p.19
· Life of the STE in pictures
p.25
· Reflections on flying on thermals
p.27
· Data on skipping breeding in Haute Loire – What is the value of observation?
p.28
· About prey and feeding
p.30
· Note on post-breeding migration at the monitoring site of Eyne in 2015

INTERNATIONAL

p.35
· First nesting of the STE in Suisse
p.36
· Individual variations in summering areas among immature STEs
p.37
· Influence of geographical and climatic factors on the migration of the STE
p.38
· Seminar in Grosetto, Italy

CONNECTION AND EVENTS

p.39
· The STE flyer is finally available
p.40
· 4th Short-toed Eagle meeting
 

Short-toed Eagles in Flanders (Belgium)

May 31st, 2016 / Comment

The following extended descriptions of observations of Short-toed Eagles in Flanders /map/ (the nothern portion of Belgium) are available on the Natuurpunt website (Nl):

• Wouter FAVEYTS, 2010 – 2010: een superjaar voor Slangenarend in Vlaanderen [2010 – a bumper year for Short-toed Eagle in Flanders] // Natuur.oriolus, 76(4): pp. 132-134. – Short-toed Eagle. file. The article contains English and French summaries at the end.

…and other texts:

The Short-toed Eagle is one of our smaller eagles (Photo: Kris De Rouck)• Dominique VERBELEN, 2014 – Slangenarend Jacobus zorgt voor spektakel in de Kalkense Meersen [Short-toed Eagle makes a show in Kalkense Meersen] // www.natuurpunt.be.

• Han LAGRING, Gerald DRIESSENS, 2015 – Slangenarend op bedevaart in Groot Schietveld [Short-toed Eagle on a pilgrimage in Groot Schietveld] // www.natuurpunt.be.