This online database contains observations of birds in Western and Central Africa, including many records of Short-toed Eagles in Niger and Chad, i.e. in the traditional wintering area of the eagles from Europe and the Middle East. All records are linked to the map, some of them has photos taken in the wild, exporting data to MS Excel is available.
Posts tagged ‘adult’
• Arno IZAAKS, 2007 – Ruim vijf weken een Slangenarend Circaetus gallicus in de duinen van Meyendel (En) [More than five weeks an ST Eagle resided in the dunes of Meyendel] // De Takkeling, Vol. 15, No. 2: pp. 114-116. – (Nl).
• Chris VAN DEURSEN, 2010 – Slangenarend waarnemingen (Circaetus gallicus) in de regio [Observations of Short-toed Snake Eagle in the region] // Fitis, Vol. 46, No. 3: pp. 125-126. – (Nl).
• Willem VAN MANEN & Rob G. BIJLSMA, 2017 – Slangenarenden Circaetus gallicus in Nederland: voorschot op een broedgeval (En) [Short-toed Snake Eagle in the Netherlands: progress toward breeding attempt] // De Takkeling, Vol. 25, No. 3: pp. 224-241. – (Nl).
All documents with mentions of STE can be found using the site search.
Please enjoy this selection of more or less extraordinary videos of Short-toed Eagles feeding their chicks and hunting, roosting, hovering etc.:
Wonderful photos are also presented in the listed footages.
Ildikó Baranyi is a wildlife photographer living in Romania. A lot of excellent pictures of the local nature are presented on her website. Among them you can find a photo-gallery dedicated to Short-toed Eagles. The eagles in intermediate and adult plumage, clear signs of the plumage replacement can be seen in the photos. All of them were taken in Romania, including ones of a 2cy individual summering in Europe.
Several records of Short-toed Snake Eagle at the boundaries of the species range were reported this summer. Local birders informed about observation of an eagle again in the United Kingdom, at Ashdown Forest /map/ in East Sussex: it was seen several times since June 21st. Unfortunately, the age of that bird has remained unknown. Four years earlier, a young Short-toed Eagle had been observed at Morden Bog /map/, near Wareham.
At the opposite side of the range’s northern boundary, not far from Barnaul /map/, the administrative centre of the Altai Krai, a Short-toed Eagle was recorded this year too. Photos of it are available on the Birds of Siberia website. This time it was an adult bird, as well as the previous one observed in 2016. Also, this summer has brought many encounters with ST Eagles to birders in Kazakhstan, just enjoy the pictures.
Guilad Friedemann reports on observations of 3 Short-toed Eagles tagged with number colour rings in the Judean Foothills /map/ in 2011 and 2012 (Grey 62, Orange 3 and White 14). Those Short-toed Eagle males have been photographed by different observers this year at the age of 7 and 8 CY. Small photo galleries are represented on Guilad’s FB page with his brief explanations and comments (Iw):
For example, the male tagged as "Orange 3" is fully adult, although, his parents are still active, continue to hold the territory and breed. It is always a great pleasure for a researcher to know that chicks found and ringed in the past, in spite of many dangers, have become the magnificent adult snake eagles, to see them now as virtuosic fliers, ultraprecise spotters, looking like amazing semi-mythical creatures in the end.
Many thanks to Luca Baghino for sharing this fresh article dedicated to ongoing studies of Short-toed Eagle migration from regions of Europe:
• Nicolantonio AGOSTINI, Luca BAGHINO, Wouter M. G. VANSTEELANT & Michele PANUCCIO, 2016 – Age-related timing of Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus migration along detoured and direct flyways // Bird Study, DOI: 10.1080 / 00063657.2016.1264362. – (En).