Medium-sized raptor (L 65 cm). In flight, has underparts and wings almost white. Often hovers. Short-toed Eagles feed almost exclusively on reptiles, particularly snakes. Nesting is generally in high trees, and thus requires areas of mature woods alternanting with open habitats in plains or hills. Migrant.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The Short-toed Eagle has suffered a steep decline in numbers and range in Europe and is now rare and still decreasing in several countries due to changes in agriculture and land-use.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : 3,000 / 4 500 pairs
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