Short-Toed Eagle


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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Summer visitor and migrant, with some wintering birds. 

ABUNDANCE
Common throughout.

HABITAT
For breeding needs a decent area of Mediterranean woodland or pinewoods with little human disturbance. Feeds in sun-drenched scrub and bare country rich in its prey species (mainly lizards and snakes).

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
The first birds get back in February although the bulk arrive in March. They leave in September, with lingering birds until October. Also one-off sightings in December and January. 

DISTRIBUTION
Fairly evenly distributed throughout. This is one of the easiest raptors to see in spring and summer.

COMMENTS
There are records of an Italian bird that migrated to Africa through the Straits of Gibraltar, passing on the way through the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche in October 2011.