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Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)

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Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) - Short-toed Eagle in flight
icono pie de fotoShort-toed Eagle in flight
Short-toed Eagle in flight
Summer visitor.
Large bird of prey with wide, rounded wings and tail. Round head. Brownish colouring on upperparts and speckled white on underparts (to varying degree; some are completely white). In flight, head and neck appear dark in contrast to the body.
Similar species
Bonelli's Eagle.
Generally from April to September, although isolated cases of wintering examples have been known.
Seeing the species
Quite difficult because it is not very common, but can be seen relatively easily in the right places.
Where to watch it
Urbasa-Andia, Bardenas, Lumbier-Arbayun, Sangüesa...

Recommended observation points: Urbasa, Bardenas, Lumbier-Arbaiun, Sangüesa...

Times of the year present: generalmente de abril a septiembre, aunque se han dado casos aislados de ejemplares invernantes.

Observation: dificultad media por no ser muy común, pero en lugares propicios puede verse con relativa facilidad.

Nature: estival.

Description: rapaz grande de alas y cola anchas y redondeadas. Cabeza redondeada. Coloración parduzca en las partes superiores y blancuzcas en las inferiores, más o menos punteadas (existe gran variabilidad, habiendo individuos completamente blancos). En vuelo, cabeza y cuello se aprecian oscuros respecto al cuerpo.

Similar species: águila-azor perdicera.

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