Short-toed Snake Eagle
Circaetus gallicus

– very large raptor, much larger than Common Buzzard
– diurnal migrant, strictly over land
– migrates singly, at migration bottlenecks sometimes mixed with other raptors


Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus, 2CY
BIF2475, 16/02/2015, Wadi Darbat, Oman, Mathias Putze

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus, 2CY
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga, IMM
BIF2476, 19/02/2015, Wadi Darbat, Oman, Mathias Putze

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus, 3CY
BIF2477, 20/06/2010, Tokaja, Hungary, Mathias Putze

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus, AD
BIF2478, 20/02/2015, Muddayy, Oman, Mathias Putze

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus, IMM
BIF2479, 21/07/2012, Valencia, Spain, Mathias Putze

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
BIF2480, 04/08/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Western Osprey (v)
Common Buzzard (v)
Bonelli’s Eagle (JUV) (v)
European Honey Buzzard (v)
Crested Honey Buzzard (v)

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