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GPS-GSM tagging of Short-toed Eagles in Hungary

Oct 14, 2017 / Comment

Within the framework of the Turjánvidék LIFE project, which aims the preservation of habitats of such species as the endangered Hungarian Meadow Viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis), two Ecotone GPS-GSM trackers were bought in 2016. The main aim was to follow the life of a Short-toed Eagle pair residing close to and hunting regularly on viper habitats. Since the capture of the adult male failed in 2017, experts marked the offspringÖrs on SATELLITETRACKING.EU of this pair with the transmitter /map/. The chick was named Örs, an ancient Hungarian name meaning «human», «man» or «hero» but also a name of a Hungarian tribe from ancient times.

Örs left the natal area on October 1st and its tracks can be followed on SATELLITETRACKING.EU.

The other transmitter was deployed on a repatriated individual in 2016, which died two months later in Poland. Its tracks are not available on the aforementioned website yet, however, another post will appear here if so.

Gábor Papp

 

Short faunistic notes: CE Belgium and NE Italy

Sep 30, 2017 / Comment

We are continuing to collect various texts about Short-toed Eagle records and observations in various regions. Along records in modern online databases, they give the fuller patern of the species distribution and its evolution within recent decades:

• Giacomo SGORLON, 2016 – Estivazione del Biancone Circaetus gallicus nella pianura Veneta Orientale [Summering of a Short-toed Eagle in the Eastern Veneto plain] // Uccelli d’Italia, 41: 150-152. – Short-toed Eagle. file (It) /map/.

• Lurent-Henry GÉE, 1989 – Séjour d’un Circaëte Jean-le-Blanc (Circaetus gallicus) en Meuse hutoise en juillet-aout 1988 [Stay of a Short-toed Eagle near the Huy City and the River Meuse in July-August 1988] // Aves, 26/3-4: 205-206. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) /map/.

 

Short-toed Eagle diet in NW Italy within 1990-1996

Aug 31, 2017 / Comment

This old paper, dedicated to study of Short-toed Eagle diet in the Capanne di Marcarolo Natural Regional Park /map/ at the end of XX century, is available on the Carmagnola Natural History Museum site:

Massimo CAMPORA, Silvia ALBERTI, 1997 – Osservazioni sulla dieta del biancone (Circaetus gallicus) in un’area dell’Appennino settentrionale [Observations on Short-toed Eagle diet in Northern Appennines (Italy, NW)] // Rivista Piemontese di Storia Naturale, 18: 233-239. – Short-toed Eagle. file (It).

 

Short-toed Eagle breeding biology in NW India

Aug 31, 2017 / Comment

Ritualised behaviour between the female and male Short-toed Snake Eagle / by D. MoriAn article about breeding of Short-toed Eagles in Surendranagar District /map/ has been published in the Indian BIRDS – Journal of South Asian Ornithology this year. Such releases are always of great interest because observation data on Indian Short-toed Eagles are rarely available on the Web:

• Devvratsinh MORI, Raju VYAS & Kartik UPADHYAY, 2017 – Breeding biology of the Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus // Indian BIRDS. Vol. 12, No. 6: pp. 149-156. – Short-toed Eagle. file (En).

 

A couple of Short-toed Eagle stories from Belarus

Jul 31, 2017 / Comment

The artificial platform for Short-toed Eagle nestingHere are some brief reports about Short-toed Eagles in different regions of Belarus. The first one was prepared by nature photographer Pavel Lychkousky and contains a lot of beautiful pictures of the birds at their nest. The nest was found in the vicinity of Ivatsevichy town /map/ this year. The author of the second one is Denis Kitel, known Belarusian expert in local birds of prey. The north of Vitebsk Region /map/ is an area of his work now (Ru):

• Павел Лычковский, 29.VI.2017 – Один день из жизни змееядов [One day of Short-toed Eagle life] // wildlife.by.

A picture of Short-toed Eagle nest taken with Go ProShort-toed Eagle in flight - view from above• Денис Китель, 06.VII.2017 – Красноборские змееяды: первые положительные результаты [Short-toed Eagles of Krasnyi Bor: initial positive results] // wildlife.by. This story has a continuation which is described a little at the Film Studio «Aves» Facebook community.