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Short-toed Snake Eagle

(Circaetus gallicus)
Alternate name(s): "Short-toed Eagle"
German name(s): "Schlangenadler"

Size: 62-69 cm; wing span 1.6-1.8 m
Weight: 1.2-2.3 kg

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Short-toed Snake Eagle at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Short-toed Snake Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Rio Douro, Miranda do Douro, Braganca, Portugal, May 2018]

Near-frontal/ventral view of a Short-toed Snake Eagle in flight; note the predominantly light-grey underparts with darker barring and the dark-brown head and neck (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Rio Douro, Miranda do Douro, Braganca, Portugal, May 2018]


Near-lateral/ventral view of a juvenile Short-toed Snake Eagle (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2019]


Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Migratory Elementary unit: Single/pair

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