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|Short-toed Snake Eagle|
These are mainly resident African species, but the migratory Short-toed Snake Eagle breeds from the Mediterranean basin into Russia, the Middle East and India, and winters in sub-Saharan Africa and east to Indonesia.
Snake eagles are found in open habitats like cultivated plains arid savannaha, but require trees in which to build a stick nest. The single egg is incubated mainly or entirely by the female.
Species in taxonomic order
- Short-toed Snake Eagle, Circaetus gallicus
- Black-chested Snake Eagle, Circaetus pectoralis - sometimes included in C. gallicus
- Beaudouin's Snake Eagle, Circaetus beaudouini - sometimes included in C. gallicus
- Brown Snake Eagle, Circaetus cinereus
- Southern Banded Snake Eagle or Fasciated Snake Eagle, Circaetus fasciolatus
- Western Banded Snake Eagle, Circaetus cinerascens
Circaetus rhodopensis (late Miocene of Bulgaria)
- Boev, Z. 2012. Circaetus rhodopensis sp. n. (Aves, Accipitriformes) from the Late Miocene of Hadzhidimovo (SW Bulgaria). - Acta zoologica bulgarica, 64 (1): 5-12.