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White Short-toed Eagle fledgling in Spain in 2013

Nov 22, 2015 / 1 Comment

EL ÁGUILA BLANCA (Circaetus gallicus)This bird had been photographed by Javier G. in Peñaflor (the environments of Zaragoza city, Spain) /map/ in August 2013. Thanks to the author and to Javier Blasco-Zumeta we have the following information about that unique record of leucism in Short-toed Snake Eagle:

That absolutely white bird was born in a forest of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis), successfully left the nest, was observed in its territory until the end of September, and when it was time to start the migration the juvenile Short-toed Eagle flew away.

If the bird has survived, its return to Europe may be expected next year, after 2 years of probable wintering and summering in Africa.


New article on Short-toed Eagle diet in Spain

Sep 28, 2013 / Comment

Please pay attention to bibliographical information and the Spanish summary of the following article written by Beatriz Yáñez and others. It concerns presence of Invertebrates in diet of Short-toed Eagle in the Gibraltar region /map/:

Beatriz Yáñez, Antonio-Román Muñoz, Miguel Ferrer, 2013 – Invertebrates as Prey of Short-toed Snake-Eagles (Circaetus gallicus) // Journal of Raptor Research, 47(3): P. 320-323.


Short note about diet of Short-toed Eagle in NW Spain

Jul 29, 2013 / Comment

The following text is available now on the Spanish Herpetological Society website:

• A. Acuña Rodríquez, F. Martinez-Freiría, G. Velo-Antón, 2013 – Ingesta de tres especies de herpetos (Bufo calamita, Anguis fragilis, Vipera seoanei) por un ejemplar de águila culebrera (Circaetus gallicus) abatido en un parque eólico [Three species are found in a Short-toed Eagle killed by wind farm] // Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española, vol. 24(1): Pre-publication, ms685. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Es) /map/.


Observations on Short-toed Eagles nest in 1972

Jun 25, 2009 / Comment

This is one more article from the Ardeola website:

• IRIBARRER, J.J. and RODRÍGUEZ-ARBELOA, A.., 1973 – Observaciones en un nido del Águila Culebrera (Circaetus gallicus), Navarra 1972 [Observations on a nest of Short-toed Eagle, Navarra 1972] // Ardeola 19(1), 101-106. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Es) /map/.

ARDEOLA: Volume 19(1) - article detail

The text was published in 1973 including some black-and-white images. The placed PDF file is not of the best quality, but it’s fairly readable.