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Alexander Abuladze: Short-toed Eagle in Georgia

Monday, March 24th, 2014 / Comment
Alexander Abuladze's book: Birds of Prey of Georgia

At this time, when Short-toed Eagles are arriving to their breeding sites in northern parts of their European and Asian areal, we would like to draw your attention to the article about Short-toed Eagle from the monograph of Dr. Alexander Abuladze:

• Abuladze A., 2013 – Materials towards a Fauna of Georgia. Is. VI. Birds of Prey of Georgia. – Tbilisi. – 218 pp.: Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus Gmelin, 1788 – P. 65-71. (En).

Heartfelt thanks to the author for sharing the text and photos of habitats! Johannes Jansen‘s review of the book can be found here.

 

Short-toed Eagle in the Alpes de-Haute-Provence

Monday, March 10th, 2014 / Comment
May 2013, photo by Nicolas VISSYRIAC (Var) : adult Short-toed Eagle carrying prey - Ocellated Lizard (Timon lepidus)

This report on observations of Short-toed Eagle in the Alpes de Haute-Provence /map/ has been prepared by Cédric Arnaud. The document contains many photos and a lot of statistical data:

• Cédric ARNAUD, 2013 – Suivi du Circaète Jean-le-blanc dans les Alpes de-Haute-Provence. Résultats du suivi pour l’année 2013 [Monitoring of Short-toed Eagle in the Alpes de Haute-Provence. Results for 2013]: 17 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}.

The list of contents (Fr): Inventaires – 2; Reproduction – 4; Régime alimentaire – 9; Migration – 10; Interventions de sensibilisation et échanges – 11; Centre de soins de la faune sauvage 04-05 Aquila – 11; Campagne de suivi 2013 – 12; Campagne de suivi et objectifs 2014 – 13; Observations particulières – 14; Article dans Terre Sauvage – 14; Participants – 15; Rendez-vous pour le suivi 2014 – 16; Résumé – 17.

 

Report of Jean-Pierre and Isabelle Malafosse, 2013

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 / Comment
April 2013, photo by Yann PONTHIEUX : colour-ringed male Short-toed Eagle 4 or 5 years old

The traditional report on monitoring of Short-toed Eagles in Cevennes National Park /map/:

Jean-Pierre et Isabelle MALAFOSSE, 2013 – Le Circaète Jean-le-Blanc, résultats pour 2013. Suivi des Rapaces forestiers en Lozère et dans le Parc National des Cévennes [Short-toed Eagle, results for 2013. Monitoring of Raptors in Lozère and in the Cévennes National Park], rapport interne C.R.B.P.O./ P.N.C.: 9 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}.

 

Short-toed Eagles and wind farms in Spain

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 / Comment

Wind farms fields in Spain and a Short-toed Eagle on a perchThe study had been conducted in a region of Gibraltar /map/ in 2009-2012. Antonio-Román Muñoz presented some results at the Conference on Wind Power and Environmental Impacts Stockholm 5-7 Feb 2013. Also you can get general ideas about the main research directions of the group of Spanish biologists:

Beatriz YÁÑEZ, Antonio-Román MUÑOZ, Beatriz MARTIN, Manuela DE LUCAS, Bert TOXOPEUS & Miguel FERRER, 2013 – Effects of wind farms on local and migratory populations of Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicusShort-toed Eagle. file (En) – presentation, 31 pages.

The presentation is available on a website of The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, as well as abstracts of the conferenceAbstracts. file (En).

 

Presentation on feeding ecology in Central Italy

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 / Comment

Francesco Petretti reports the findings of a long term study of the feeding ecology of two populations of Short-toed Eagle in Western Central Italy /map/: Maremma Regional Park /map/ and Tolfa hills. In both areas snakes represented the bulk of the diet, but there were significant differences in the selection of prey species with a higher number of “not-conventional prey species”, e.g. mammals and toads, in Maremma Regional Park and a stronger predation on Hierophis (Zamenis) viridiflavus in Tolfa hills. The study is in progress and will be implemented in 2014.

• Francesco Petretti, 2012 – Ecologia alimentare del Biancone (Circaetus gallicus) in due aree di studio in Italia Centrale [Feeding ecology of Short-toed Eagle in two study areas in Central Italy] – Short-toed Eagle. file (It) – presentation, 20 pages.

55 days old Short-toed Eagle chick with a Common Whip Snake (Zamenis viridiflavus) in the nest. Photo by Francesco Petretti
The presentation is published on the Stazione Romana Osservazione e Protezione Uccelli (SROPU) website. It contains tables, diagrams and beautiful photos of Short-toed Eagles and snakes.

 

Section of the LPO website dedicated to ST Eagle

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 / Comment

Circaète - LPO Mission rapacesJust a few words about a section of the LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux) Mission rapaces website. The section is dedicated to Short-toed Eagle and consists of the following subsections:

› Actualitésnews, also you can subscribe to the feeds;

› Le Circaètegeneral info about Short-toed Eagle in France;

› Suivi et conservationmonitoring and conservation;

› Sensibilisationsources of detailed information;

› Les acteurs locauxlocal stakeholders in a map.

Now the section is updated regularly. Please subscribe to the news via RSS to be notified about news.

 

Some results of Short-toed Eagle monitoring in Ukraine

Friday, November 29th, 2013 / Comment

Monitoring of 9 different pairs of Short-toed Eagles has been conducted during 10 years in Northern Ukraine (Kiev Region /map/, Mezhrechenskiy Park /map/ of Chernigov Region, southern part of Sumy Polesie /map/). Some calculations and results of the monitoring are represented in tabular forms:

K. PISMENNYI, 2013 – Some data on breeding of Short-toed Eagle in Northern Ukraine // short-toed-eagle.netShort-toed Eagle. file; in the form of XLS file with formulas: Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

Juvenile Short-toed Eagles have recently left their nests. Typical (left) and untypical (right) behaviour in the presence of humanAverage breeding success amounts to 0.60 juvenile / territorial pair and is quite close to this index for France: 0.57. The last result is based on observations of 2835 (!) breeding cases which have been managed to make by French national Circaetus gallicus network for 11 years (Bernard Joubert, personal communication). Also some other conclusions can be made: old pines (Pinus sylvestris) are prefered by Short-toed Eagles for nesting in Northern Ukraine; the eagles more often change their nests than they successfully breed; nest height is highly variable; the eagles’ choice of a nest depends on their previous breeding success; after an unsuccessful season the nest is changed with high probability, after successful one the following choice of a nest is unpredictable.