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Monitoring of ST Eagle in Lozère and Cévennes in 2017

Apr 30, 2018 / Comment

Monitoring of Short-toed Eagle in the Cévennes National Park /map/ and Lozère was continued by local conservationists in 2017:

Jean-Pierre et Isabelle MALAFOSSE, 2017 – Le Circaète Jean-le-Blanc, résultats pour 2017. 17 years old (18cy) Short-toed Eagle male hunts / by Michel REYNÉSuivi des Rapaces forestiers en Lozère et dans le Parc National des Cévennes [Short-toed Eagle, results for 2017. Monitoring of Raptors in Lozère and in the Cévennes National Park], rapport interne C.R.B.P.O./ P.N.C.: 13 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr), Short-toed Eagle. file (En) {rough translation}.

Our sincere gratitude to Jean-Pierre and Isabelle for sharing the report, as well as to Ferenc and Gábor Papp for its translation to English!

 

Monitoring in the Alpes de Haute-Provence in 2017

Mar 9, 2018 / Comment

Breeding site Dur05, in the Mediterranean forest of Aleppo pinesPlease, read the next review by Cédric Arnaud:

• Cédric ARNAUD, 2017 – Suivi du Circaète Jean-le-blanc dans les Alpes de Haute-Provence. Rétrospective 2017 [Monitoring of Short-toed Eagle in the Alpes de Haute-Provence. Review for 2017]: 27 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}.

The list of contents (Fr): Partenaires – 2; Zone d’étude – 3; Résultats du suivi 2017 (résultats, répartition) – 4; Résultats du suivi de la reproduction (données chiffrées, discussion, taux de reproduction et effort de suivi, échantillon de suivi) – 9; Visite des nids en fin de saison de reproduction (arbres supports, emplacement des nids, matériaux de construction) – 12; Régime alimentaire – 17; Demandes particulières de suivi ou d’intervention avant travaux – 17; Interventions d’information, de sensibilisation et d’échanges – 18; Observations particulières – 20; Fiche de dérangement – 23; Centres de sauvegarde de la faune sauvage et circaètes blessés – 23; Base de données en ligne et accessibilité aux partenaires – 24; Participants – 24; Campagne de suivi & objectifs 2018 (échéances, objectifs) – 26; Résumé – 27.

 

Bernard Joubert’s article on communication of ST Eagles

Dec 10, 2017 / Comment

Photos taken by Bernard Joubert: Short-toed Eagles' communication posturesThe following paper by Bernard Joubert on Short-toed Snake Eagle communication abilities was recently published:

• Bernard JOUBERT, 2017 – Circaète Jean-le-Blanc : des "mots" pour le dire [Short-toed Eagle: "words" to tell] // Rapaces de France, n° 19: pp. 54-55. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}.

The summary

Short-toed Snake Eagles have the rich social language, various tools which help them to express their intentions and relation to behaviour of other representatives of their species. The main problem of studying their behavioural language is defined by difficulties of correct interpretations. Besides various vocal signals, these eagles reveal a rich body language vocabulary, thanks to the extraordinary plasticity of their plumage, which is used for hovering in different airflows while hunting. Simplistically, 3 types of signals are identified: those related to movements, postures and holding of plumage.

Examples of the gestural communication are: aggressive demonstratively slow and strong wing-beats, so-called «vulture» flights, territorial «festoon» display flights.

Communicating through postures includes: an aggressive «albatross» posture, a posture of «angel» which is used for marking a chosen nest for the partner.

Communicating through appearance changes at close contacts comprises states of occipital feathers and pupil size, which can express both tension and relaxation of birds.

This brief review is nothing more than an invitation to observe and puzzle out those various and subtle means of ST Eagles’ communication.

 

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/.

 

About the first nesting in Switzerland once again

Jun 30, 2017 / Comment

The article by Lionel Maumary and others contains the detailed description of the first ST Eagle breeding in Switzerland /map/ in 2012, observations of the breeding biology and the diet data particularly:

Pictures of the Short-toed Eagle pair taken in 2008, 2010 and 2012 by Lionel Maumary and others• Lionel MAUMARY, Hubert DUPERREX, Jacques CLOUTIER, Laurent VALLOTTON, 2013 – Première nidification du Circaète Jean-le-Blanc (Circaetus gallicus) en Suisse – Observations sur la biologie de reproduction, en particulier le régime alimentaire [The first nesting of Short-toed Snake Eagle in Switzerland – Observations of the reproductive biology, and the diet] // Nos Oiseaux, 60: pp. 3-24. (Fr) {rough translation}.

 

Lozère & the Cévennes National Park. Overview for 2016

Mar 29, 2017 / Comment

Just one more annual overview of Short-toed Snake Eagle monitoring in the Cévennes National Park /map/ and Lozère for 2016:

This 2cy Short-toed Eagle was photographed by Bastin MEISE in Central Germany on August 1, 2015Jean-Pierre et Isabelle MALAFOSSE, 2016 – Le Circaète Jean-le-Blanc, résultats pour 2016. Suivi des Rapaces forestiers en Lozère et dans le Parc National des Cévennes [Short-toed Eagle, results for 2016. Monitoring of Raptors in Lozère and in the Cévennes National Park], rapport interne C.R.B.P.O./ P.N.C.: 10 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr), Short-toed Eagle. file (En) {rough translation}.

Great thanks to Jean-Pierre and Isabelle for sharing this, to Ferenc and Gábor Papp for their kind help in the translation of the text to English!

 

Monitoring of STE in the Alpes de Haute-Provence, 2016

Dec 25, 2016 / Comment

Numbers of the controlled and probable Short-toed Eagle breeding sites within more than 7 yearsThe latest annual review of Cédric Arnaud:

• Cédric ARNAUD, 2016 – Suivi du Circaète Jean-le-blanc dans les Alpes de Haute-Provence. Rétrospective 2016 [Monitoring of Short-toed Eagle in the Alpes de Haute-Provence. Review for 2016]: 19 p. – Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr) {rough translation}.

The list of contents (Fr): Résultats du suivi 2016 (résultats, répartition) – 3; Suivi de la reproduction (données chiffrées, discussion, taux de reproduction et effort de suivi, échantillon de suivi) – 6; Caractéristiques des nids identifiés (arbres supports, emplacement des nids) – 9; Régime alimentaire – 11; Demandes particulières de suivi ou d’intervention avant travaux – 12; Interventions d’information, de sensibilisation et d’échanges – 13; Fiche de dérangement – 13; Centre de soins de la faune sauvage 04-05 Aquila – 14; Observations particulières – 14; Bases de données en ligne et accessibilité aux partenaires – 15; Participants – 16; Campagne de suivi & objectifs 2017 – 17; Résumé – 18.