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Importance of natural habitats for STE in Israel

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 / Comment

The following new paper describes the relation of Short-toed Eagle population to the availability of natural habitats which are being used by them as breeding sites in the Judea region of Israel /map/:

• Ezra Hadad, Gilad Weil and Motti Charter, 2015 – The importance of natural habitats as Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) breeding sites // Avian Biology Research, 8 (3): pp. 160–166. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

Thanks a lot to Dr. Motti Charter for sharing the file!


Some videos of Short-toed Eagles taken in April

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 / Comment

There are some fresh videos for April: three of them have been made with the camera installed at a nest of Short-toed Eagles in Israel /map/ by Guilad Friedemann.

The last two ones were taken from a distance in Northern Ukraine /map/ by me. Please note that all the clips are available in HD quality.


Live HD broadcast from Short-toed Eagle nest

Friday, March 27th, 2015 / 1 Comment
Live broadcast from Short-toed Eagle nest

Many thanks to Guilad Friedemann for kind information about a new project of the KKL FundHD Web camera at a nest of Short-toed Eagle in Israel /map/. The online stream and a brief description of the project are available in Hebrew now, the English translation will appear soon. Besides, you can find texts about Guilad’s research in English and in Hebrew, view current data on observations of STE in the country and enjoy a video recently recorded with the installed camera; more clips are also listed on this page now. So help you Google Translate!

UPD May 1st, 2015: the Facebook community has been created for uploading and watching video clips made with the camera.


GPS tagging of Short-toed Eagles in Israel. Video

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 / Comment
The amazing migration of the Judean Short-toed Eagle. Video by Guilad Friedemann (available in HD quality)

One more contribution from Guilad Friedemann. This time it is a video presentation. Using Google Earth tools Guilad invites us to follow David, one of the Short-toed Eagles tagged with the special GPS-loggers, from his home range in the Judean Foothills /map/ to the wintering grounds in Sudan. The virtual tour on his migration route is amazing!


Alternative nest-building of ST Eagles and LL Buzzards

Monday, July 21st, 2014 / Comment

Let’s thank Guilad Friedemann for sharing the following article based on data of his studies in the Judean Foothills /map/:

• G. Friedemann, I. Izhaki, Y. Leshem & K. Y. Mumcuoglu, 2013 – Alternative nest-building behavior of the Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and the Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) in the Judean Foothills, and the parasitic and non-parasitic arthropod fauna in their nests // Israel Journal of Entomology, Vol. 43: pp. 11-19. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).


A clip about Guilad Friedemann’s research in 2013

Saturday, January 25th, 2014 / Comment
Continuing research on Short-toed Eagle and Long-legged Buzzard in Israel in 2013. Video by Guilad Friedemann (available in HD quality)

The presented video has been made by Guilad Friedemann as a compilation of various moments of his ongoing research in the Judean Foothills (Israel) /map/ for 2013. The clip takes a little time (6 minutes) to view but provides an insight into the process of the field work and into conditions of it. Also you can see beautiful scenes of local wildlife. Just don’t forget to choose HD quality while watching the video.


Video of hunting Short-toed Eagles by Ron Milgalter

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 / Comment

Short-toed Eagles hunt above cultivated fields. Video by Ron MilgalterThe phenomenon of Short-toed Eagles’ hunting aggregations was studied by Sameh Darawshi since 2005. Yesterday Ron Milgalter took these video clips of about 30 Short-toed Eagles together, which hunt fleeing small mammals and reptiles above an agricultural patch while the tractor was ploughing the field /map/.


Connected with the /map/ of Judean Slopes or Judean Foothills