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Short videos. Aggregation and rodents

Jan 20, 2007 / 2 Comments
Flocking Short-toed Eagles with tractor. Video by Sameh Darawshi

Part with aggregation: You can see here the special phenomenon in my study area /map/, where many Short-toed Eagles flying over one field (aggregation) that is being worked up by a tractor, waiting for the prey (mainly rodents!) to be exposed by the tractor so that they dive quickly on the prey.

Short-toed Eagle chasing a rodent. Video by Ron Milgalter

Part with Short-toed eagle chasing a rodent: You can see here a Short-toed Eagle chasing a rodent (Gerbil) that has succeeded to get out of a ploughing, and after a relatively long pursuit the Eagle managed to get it.

Short-toed Eagle catching a rodent. Video by Sameh Darawshi

Catching a rodent: here you can see another part where Short-toed Eagle gets a Field Vole in his talons (you can even hear the rodent screaming).