Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Short-toed eagle

Circaetus gallicus


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.


River valley.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 10 years ago
Short-toed Eagle
Circaetus gallicus BirdForum

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Dangermouse 10 years ago

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

Liam 10 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.

Spotted by

Algarve, Portugal

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

Related Spottings

Brown Snake Eagle Brown Snake Eagle Black-chested Snake-Eagle Brown Snake Eagle

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Black-winged kite Dragonfly Hoopoe
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team