Excellent pictures of Short-toed Snake Eagles taken by Spanish wildlife photographer Jorge Rubio are available in the special gallery on his personal website. Adult eagles at their nest and moments of their family life are represented there.
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.
Results of SEO/BirdLife monitoring programme for 2009-2010 is available on the Sociedad Española de Ornitología website – (Es). Census of Short-toed Eagle population in Spain brought new and unexpected data. About 10380 (!) real territories of Short-toed Eagles (pages 28 and 32) were counted. The numbers are much higher than they had been known before.
This is short, but fresh news from GREFA. Old pair of Short-toed Eagles continues to breed in captivity this year in the GREFA Wild Fauna Recovery Centre. They do it regularly during several years, but there is no much information available about each breeding attempt yet.
This is the third time we bring to your attention GREFA and their successes in breeding and following release of Short-toed Eagles.
We would like to point your attention to some news (Es) of GREFA concerning the breeding of Short-toed Eagles in captivity during the season 2007. You can use the search form to find all materials on the species on this site. Such as Nacimiento de un Águila Culebrera en GREFA or Cría de Cernícalo primilla 2007 including before-mentioned.
There are two short notes describing cases of Short-toed Eagles’ successful breeding in captivity in 2006 year on two different sites:
• Reintroducida un Aguila culebrera nacida en cautividad – Enviado por: GREFA el Sabado, 15 de Julio de 2006 – 02:43 CET (Es).
• Un circaète Jean-Le-Blanc nait en captivité – Agence France-Presse; Lourdes, France, Le jeudi 15 juin 2006 (Fr).