Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Short-toed Eagle

Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus

Described by: Gmelin (1788)
Alternate common name(s): Short-toed Snake Eagle, Short-toed Snake-eagle, European Snake-eagle, Harrier-eagle, Serpent-eagle, Snake-eagle
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Aiguamolls de lEmporda, Cataluna, Spain - May 5, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Parc des oiseaux, Villars-les-Dombes, Ain, Rhone-Alpes, France - Aug 10, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  La Garde Adhemar, Drome, Rhone-Alpes, France - Mar 16, 2003 © Pascal Dubois  France - May, 2004 © Ben van den Broek  Kutch, Gujarat, India - Feb 8, 2007 © Jugal Tiwari 
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Nw. Africa and Europe to e. Asia; C. Asia; India; Lesser Sundas;
Four populations;
(1) S. Europe n. to the Gulf of Finland, Estonia, c. France, Switzerland, e. Germany e. across nw. and c. Russia to Kazakhstan, Turkestan, Kirghiz steppes, s. Siberia (Lake Balkhash), Mongolia and n. China (w. Inner Mongolia and probably sw. Gansu, Hebei) s. to the Mediterranean basin, Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily, nw. Africa in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, n. Libya, ne. Egypt (Nile Delta), Turkey, n. Jordan (Dibbin Forest National Park), Arabia (Oman), Iran, Turkestan, Tadzhikistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, India, Nepal to India. Migrant at Hortobagy National Park and Zemplen, Hungary.
Migrating birds concentrate at crossings over water at the Straits of Gibraltar and the Gulf of Suez;
Winters to c. Africa (Sahel Zone from Senegambia to Ethiopia) and se. Asia and the Lesser Sundas;
(2) Lesser Sundas from Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Roti, and Timor.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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