Short-toed snake eagle

A magnificent migratory bird with long, broad wings and a short tail that sings in the form of musical whistles

Lucianocasa

The Short-toed Snake-Eagle is found throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia. They hunt in a wide range of habitats and eat a lot of snakes. They prefer to nest in woodland and spend much of their time in sunny, arid, rocky, or sandy areas. This relatively large eagle spends a significant amount of time in flight, often at a great height.

The couple may perform some aerial acrobatics during courtship, but more observations are required. They are mostly silent for the majority of the year, becoming more vocal during the breeding season. The female will only lay one egg, and both are excellent parents who care for, protect, and feed their offspring.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2021
Albania
2021
Algeria
2021
Andorra
2021
Breeding
Armenia
2021
Austria
2021
Vagrant
Azerbaijan
2021
Bahrain
2021
Passage
Bangladesh
2021
Belarus
2021
Belgium
2021
Vagrant
Benin
2021
Non-Breeding
Bhutan
2021
Vagrant
Bosnia And Herz.
2021
Bulgaria
2021
Burkina Faso
2021
Non-Breeding
Cambodia
2021
Non-Breeding
Cameroon
2021
Non-Breeding
Central Af. Rep.
2021
Non-Breeding
Chad
2021
Non-Breeding
China
2021
Breeding
Croatia
2021
Cyprus
2021
Passage
Czechia
2021
Vagrant
Côte D’ivoire
2021
Non-Breeding
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2021
Non-Breeding
Denmark
2021
Vagrant
Djibouti
2021
East Timor
2021
Egypt
2021
Breeding
Estonia
2021
Vagrant
Ethiopia
2021
Non-Breeding
Finland
2021
Vagrant
France
2021
Gambia
2021
Non-Breeding
Georgia
2021
Germany
2021
Breeding
Ghana
2021
Non-Breeding
Gibraltar
2021
Greece
2021
Guinea-Bissau
2021
Non-Breeding
Guinea
2021
Non-Breeding
Hungary
2021
India
2021
Indonesia
2021
Iran
2021
Iraq
2021
Israel
2021
Italy
2021
Jordan
2021
Kazakhstan
2021
Kenya
2021
Non-Breeding
Kuwait
2021
Kyrgyzstan
2021
Laos
2021
Vagrant
Latvia
2021
Breeding
Lebanon
2021
Lesotho
2021
Vagrant
Liberia
2021
Non-Breeding
Libya
2021
Lithuania
2021
Breeding
Luxembourg
2021
Vagrant
Malaysia
2021
Vagrant
Mali
2021
Non-Breeding
Malta
2021
Breeding
Mauritania
2021
Moldova
2021
Mongolia
2021
Breeding
Montenegro
2021
Morocco
2021
Myanmar
2021
Non-Breeding
Nepal
2021
Netherlands
2021
Vagrant
Niger
2021
Non-Breeding
Nigeria
2021
Non-Breeding
North Macedonia
2021
Breeding
Norway
2021
Vagrant
Oman
2021
Pakistan
2021
Poland
2021
Portugal
2021
Qatar
2021
Passage
Romania
2021
Russia
2021
Breeding: Central Asian
Russia
2021
European Russia
Saudi Arabia
2021
Senegal
2021
Non-Breeding
Serbia
2021
Sierra Leone
2021
Non-Breeding
Singapore
2021
Passage
Slovakia
2021
Breeding
Slovenia
2021
Breeding
Somalia
2021
Non-Breeding
South Sudan
2021
Non-Breeding
Spain
2021
Spain
2021
Vagrant: Canary Is.
Sudan
2021
Non-Breeding
Sweden
2021
Vagrant
Switzerland
2021
Breeding
Syria
2021
Tajikistan
2021
Tanzania
2021
Non-Breeding
Thailand
2021
Non-Breeding
Togo
2021
Non-Breeding
Tunisia
2021
Turkey
2021
Turkmenistan
2021
UAE
2021
Uganda
2021
Non-Breeding
Ukraine
2021
United Kingdom
2021
Vagrant
Uzbekistan
2021
Vietnam
2021
Vagrant
Yemen
2021
Zambia
2021
Non-Breeding

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No