On the latest issue of Journal of Raptor Research has been published a new Medraptors paper. The migration of the Short-toed Snake Eagle is analyzed in relation with local weather and topography. The fieldwork was carried out both in Italy (Arenzano) and Greece (Mount Olympus) during spring and autumn migration. The results suggest that temperatures had strongly influenced the number of observed individuals probably because with high temperatures in September a proportion of individuals may fly at higher altitudes and, therefore pass out of sight, in particular at midday and early afternoon. Moreover the results suggest that eagles may be able to compensate for drift effect toward the Aegean Sea.
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- Panuccio M., Agostini N., Baghino L. & Bogliani G. 2013.Visible Migration of Short-Toed Snake-Eagles: Interplay of Weather and Topographical Features. Journal of Raptor Research 47(1): 60-68.