Circaetus gallicus - Short toed eagle - Biancone

Circaetus gallicus

RECORDING 1
DATE/TIME: 19/june/2005 (12 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: A pair is soaring above Monte Labbro. Zone with rough ground, cultivated fields and mixed woods. - POSITION: Monte Labbro, LAT. N. 42 48'/ LONG. E 11 33' - ALTITUDE: +1100 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: contact calls. - SEX/AGE: adult male and female. - COMMENT: these whining calls are the most frequently heard. - MIC: (A)

RECORDING 2
DATE/TIME: 19/june/2005 (13 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Three birds are soaring above Monte Buceto, near Monte Labbro (same habitat as above). A fourth bird calls several times while flying low above the top of Monte Buceto. - POSITION: Near Monte Labbro, LAT. N. 42 48'/ LONG. E 11 33' - ALTITUDE: +1000 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls. - SEX/AGE: unknown. - COMMENT: A less common call type. - MIC: (A)

RECORDING 3
DATE/TIME: 30/march/2008 (10 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Three birds are soaring above a hill covered by a wide deciduous wood. Two of these birds engage an aerial pursuit performing acrobatic flight. They call several times during the acrobatic flight. - POSITION: Monte Leoni near Montorsaio village, LAT. N. 4254'/ LONG. E 1110' - ALTITUDE: +550 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: many different excited calls (threat calls?). - SEX/AGE: unknown. - COMMENT: Probably a pair, which is the territory owner, is approached by a third "foreign" bird, which in turn is chased by one of the pair members. Note that here the spectrograms have a different(increased)frequency scale if compared with spectrograms of Recording 1 and Recording 2. Background: Great Tit calls. - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 4
DATE/TIME: 1/may/2011 (5 p.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: Two birds fly close. Zone with pastures, hedgerows and uncultivated land near a wide mediterranean forest. - POSITION: Monte Bottigli forest near Montiano, LAT. N. 4241'/ LONG. E 1111' - ALTITUDE: +110 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls. - SEX/AGE: unknown. - COMMENT: The birds soar and glide together at middle height, giving the impression to be a pair. - MIC: (P)

RECORDING 5
DATE/TIME: 5/september/2015 (10 a.m.) - IDENTIFICATION AND BEHAVIOUR: One bird fly high above a deciduous wood. Zone with woods, pastures and olive groves. - POSITION: Scansano, LAT. N. 4240'/ LONG. E 1120' - ALTITUDE: +340 m. - VOCALIZATION TYPE: flight calls. - SEX/AGE: unknown. - COMMENT: The bird was soaring in an updraft quite far from the recordist. - MIC: (P)


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