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Stories of invalid Short-toed Eagles

Apr 29, 2011 / Comment

This story is published on the Infos Étang de Berre website:

• René Coste, 2010 – Le sauvetage de «Balthazar», le circaète blessé, les amoureux des beaux oiseaux et, un vent de colère [Salvation of «Balthazar» – a wounded Short-toed Eagle]Short-toed Eagle. file (Fr).

It has reminded me a story of «Jeanne» – an invalid young Short-toed Eagle, which had been found at the nesting site with a broken right wing in 2008. A short article about the bird was written by me and was kindly translated by Bernard Joubert for its publication in the 8th issue of La Plume du Circaète. The eagle had lived 2 years and finally died on August 5th 2010 in the Odessa Zoo.

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Veterinarians made the post-mortem examination, which showed not only a reason of the death – the bad condition of the bird’s digestive system, but also that «Jeanne» had actually been a male. My mistake in determination of the bird’s sex had been made because of several reasons:

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GREFA news 2008 and (Bèta)

Oct 6, 2008 / 2 Comments
Cría y liberación de águilas culebreras

This is the third time we bring to your attention GREFA and their successes in breeding and following release of Short-toed Eagles.

The second thing is an appearance of the website as a global version of we told about before. Please take a look at the ‘About this species’ right column menu there.


GREFA news and a video

Sep 29, 2007 / Comment

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.

Short-toed Eagle eating a snake

The next subject of the post is a link to one more short video of Short-toed Eagle eating a snake. The source is the Videoscoping section of the Stage6 website.


Breeding in captivity

Jan 10, 2007 / 1 Comment

There are two short notes describing cases of Short-toed Eagles’ successful breeding in captivity in 2006 year on two different sites:

Grefa website. Reintroducida un Aguila culebrera nacida en cautividad

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).