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Distribution of ST Eagle in Switzerland in the XX century

Friday, July 31st, 2015 / Comment

The represented article contains the detailed history of records of Short-toed Eagles in Switzerland almost within a century of observations:

• Kéry, M. & B. Posse, 1998 – Auftreten des Schlangenadlers Circaetus gallicus in der Schweiz von 1900 bis 1993 [Distribution of the Short-Toed Eagle in Switzerland from 1900 to 1993] // Der Ornithologische Beobachter, 95: 39-54. – Short-toed Eagle. file (De).


General info on STE in Poland, Ukraine and Bulgaria

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 / Comment

Just some articles containing basic facts on distribution, biology and ecology of Short-toed Eagles in Poland, Ukraine and Bulgaria:

• J.Hordowski, 2015 – Gniazda i lęgi ptaków Polski [Polish birds’ nests and broods]: Gadożer Circaetus gallicus – pp. 515-522. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Pl).

С.Домашевський, К.Письменний, 2009 – Змієїд Circaetus gallicus // Червона книга України. Тваринний світ [Red book of Ukraine. Animals]: p. 425. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Uk).

• B.Tonchev, T.Petrov, S.Stoychev, E.Stoynov, K.Velev, 2007 – Орел змияр Circaetus gallicus // Атлас на гнездящите птици в България [Atlas of the breeding birds in Bulgaria]: pp. 138-139. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Bg)(En).


Conference on Short-toed Eagle in Italy, detailed info

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 / Comment

Please get detailed information about the September Conference on Short-toed Eagle: Sotto il segno del biancone [Under the Sign of Short-toed Eagle]Short-toed Eagle. file (It).

Under the Sign of Short-toed Eagle

Many thanks to Francesco Petretti for sharing this!


Migrations of Short-toed Eagles in Italy

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 / Comment

Some news about the migration of ST Eagles in the Italian Peninsula.

Adult Short-toed Eagle in flight. Photo by Guido PremudaGuido Premuda‘s has been complemented with new papers (It) on the Bibliography page. They all are dedicated to observations of migratory birds of prey in the Apuan Alps /map/ during several consecutive seasons, including records of numerous Short-toed Eagles:

• PREMUDA G., 2011 – La migrazione dei rapaci sulle Alpi Apuane (LU): campo autunno 2011 [The migration of birds of prey in the Apuan Alps: autumn camp 2011]. Infomigrans, 28-2011. – Short-toed Eagle. file.

• PREMUDA G., 2012 – La migrazione sulle Alpi Apuane (LU): campo Biancone Primavera 2012 [The migration in the Apuan Alps: spring Short-toed Eagle camp 2012]. Infomigrans 29-2012. – Short-toed Eagle. file.

• PREMUDA G., 2013 – La migrazione dei rapaci sulle Alpi Apuane: campo Biancone primavera 2013 [The migration of birds of prey in the Apuan Alps: spring Short-toed Eagle camp 2013]. Infomigrans 31-2013. – Short-toed Eagle. file.

• PREMUDA G., 2013 – Alpi Apuane (LU): campo Biancone settembre 2013 [The Apuan Alps: September Short-toed Eagle camp 2013]. Infomigrans 32-2013. – Short-toed Eagle. file.

• PREMUDA G. & FRANCHINI M., 2014 – Alpi Apuane (LU): campo Biancone settembre 2014 [The Apuan Alps: September Short-toed Eagle camp 2014]. Infomigrans 34-2014. – Short-toed Eagle. file.

This spring Egidio arrived in his birthplace again. This is a young male Short-toed Eagle fitted with a satellite transmitter in Regional Park Gallipoli Cognato /map/ in 2013 within the project which had been started with participation of Ugo Mellone yet in 2010 and later continued by Giuseppe Lucia.


Jean-Pierre and Isabelle Malafosse. Report for 2014

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 / Comment

The eaglet feels comfortable about 15 days before leaving an artificial nest built on an oak

Short-toed Eagles in Cévennes National Park /map/, review for the previous year:

Jean-Pierre et Isabelle MALAFOSSE, 2014A colour-ringed male Short-toed Eagle, 18 years old – Le Circaète Jean-le-Blanc, résultats pour 2014. Suivi des Rapaces forestiers en Lozère et dans le Parc National des Cévennes [Short-toed Eagle, results for 2014. Monitoring of Raptors in Lozère and in the Cévennes National Park], rapport interne C.R.B.P.O./P.N.C.: 14 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}.

Thanks a lot to Jean-Pierre and Isabelle for sharing the remarkable results of their outstanding large-scale work in the region!


One more fossil Circaetus has been described in Bulgaria

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 / Comment

This time fossil remains of an ancient species of Circaetus were found in the vicinity of the Varshets town (Northwestern Bulgaria) /map/. This species had lived in SE Europe about 2.2-2.4 millions of years ago:

• Z. Boev, 2015 – An Early Pleistocene Snake Eagle, Circaetus haemusensis sp. n. (Aves, Accipitriformes) from Varshets, Northwestern Bulgaria // Acta zool. bulg., 67 (1): pp. 127-138. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

The current article, like the prevous one, is represented on a website of the journal Acta zoologica bulgarica.


Live HD broadcast from Short-toed Eagle nest

Friday, March 27th, 2015 / 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.


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