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Short-toed eagle

Circaetus gallicus

Description:

Medium-sized raptor with distinctive head shape. It was perched on the top of a tall pylon on the side of the valley, and on the opposite side of the valley was another raptor in a similar place, similar size and build, probably its mate.

Habitat:

River valley.


1 species ID suggestions

Liam
Liam 5 years ago
Short-toed Eagle
Circaetus gallicus BirdForum

2 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 5 years ago

That's what I thought, just never seen any in this area. Thanks, Liam.

Liam
Liam 5 years ago

Head shape and chest markings match up with Short-toed Eagle. Peregrines have longer primary projection and a smaller head; juveniles are streaked below.

Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.13, Long: -7.65

Spotted on Aug 5, 2012
Submitted on Aug 29, 2012

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