Snake species richness and shrubland correlate with the short-toed eagle ( Circaetus gallicus ) distribution in south-eastern Spain

@inproceedings{MorenoRueda2007SnakeSR,
  title={Snake species richness and shrubland correlate with the short-toed eagle ( Circaetus gallicus ) distribution in south-eastern Spain},
  author={Gregorio Moreno-Rueda and Manuel Pizarro},
  year={2007}
}
The short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus) is a trophic specialist with a diet based almost exclusively on ophidians. In this work, the distribution of this eagle in southeastern Spain taken from national atlases, is analysed in relation to environmental variables. The results show that the short-toed eagle is distributed primarily in shrublands, probably because there it can easily locate and capture its prey. It also prefers an intermediate cover of forest, because it needs trees for nesting… CONTINUE READING

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