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Short notes on Short-toed Eagles in Russia and Belarus

May 31, 2013 / Comment
One of Short-toed Eagle nests observed by Dr. V. Ivanovski in Vitebsk Region. Photo by wildlife photographer Kestutis Chepenas, 2009

These notes have been published in Russian Ornithological Journal (Русский орнитологический журнал):

• М. В. Патрикеев, 2008 – О кормлении птенца змееяда Circaetus gallicus [Notes about feeding a chick of Short-toed Eagle] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 17, Экспресс-выпуск 419: 765-766. (Ru) /map/. The first publication: Патрикеев М.В., 1988 – О кормлении птенца змееяда // Тез. докл. 12-й Прибалт. орнитол. конф. Вильнюс: 175-176.

• В. С. Жуков, 2012 – Змееяд Circaetus gallicus, могильник Aquila heliaca и другие редкие птицы на севере Новосибирской области [Short-toed Eagle, Imperial Eagle and other rare birds in the north of Novosibirsk Region] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 21, Экспресс-выпуск 792: 2149-2161. (Ru) /map/.

• Г. В. Линдеман, 2013 – Змееяд Circaetus gallicus в Волжско-Уральском междуречье [Short-toed Eagle in a region between the Volga and the Ural Rivers] // Русский орнитологический журнал, Том 22, Экспресс-выпуск 839: 154-155. (Ru) /map/. The first publication: Линдеман Г.В. 1986 – Краткие сообщения о змееяде (Уральская область) // Редкие животные Казахстана. Алма-Ата: 111-112.

Also please pay attention to the short text regarding the first observation of Short-toed Eagle in Eastern Trans-Baikal:

• О. А. Горошко, 2012 – Первая встреча змееяда Circaetus gallicus (Gmelin, 1788) в Восточном Забайкалье [The first record of Short-toed Eagle in Eastern Trans-Baikal Region] // Байкальский зоологический журнал, n° 3 (11): С. 135. (Ru) /map/.


Biotopes. Southern and Central Belarus

Dec 19, 2008 / Comment
Contributor: Valery Dombrovski.
Country: Belarus. Region: Southern and central parts.
Short-toed Eagle. Biotopes. Photo 1
Hayfields on dried up valley bogs are one of the main hunting biotopes for agricultural lands in Polesie and for some places in Central Belarus. In this case – in the West Berezina River floodplain. Usually there is high number of Natrix natrix and almost full absence of Vipera berus in such places. The forest is very multivarious: has areas of pine, alder, oak, spruce, aspen etc.; some of those areas are very boggy.
Short-toed Eagle density: c. 1.3 pairs/100 km2. Open the map.
Short-toed Eagle. Biotopes. Photo 2
Northern part of the Olmany Swamps. This is a complex of raised, intermediate and valley bogs covering about 1000 km2 of area. Formerly one of the key places for Short-toed Eagle in Polesie, but their number had dramatically decreased after natural disasters of 2002-2003. There are upland pine-birch forests around the swamps and small pine islands are situated in the central part of them. But Short-toed Eagles prefer larger forestlands for the nesting. Vipera berus dominates among relatively big reptiles, Natrix natrix inhabits only the swamps’ outskirts, Coronella austriaca is few in number.
Short-toed Eagle density: c. 4 pairs/100 km2. Open the map.

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A few Russian texts

Nov 29, 2007 / Comment

Here we present three different authors’ texts dedicated to Short-toed Eagles of three different regions: Crimea, Belarus and Turkmenistan. They are extracts

…from S.A. Bukreev’s book (Ru):
• Букреев С.А., 1997 – Орнитогеография и заповедное дело Туркменистана [Ornithogeography and reserve management of Turkmenistan] – М.: Центр охраны дикой природы (Biodiversity Conservation Center), 159 с.

…from Y.V. Kostin’s book (Ru):
• Костин Ю.В., 1983 – Птицы Крыма [Birds of Crimea] – М.: Наука, 240 с. /map/.

…and from V.V. Ivanovski’s work (Ru):
• Ивановский В.В., 1992 – Трофические связи редких хищных птиц Белорусского Поозерья [Food chains of rare birds of prey of Belarussian Poozer’e] // Оттиск, №173, 66 с. /map/.