The Birds of Prey Protection Foundation, in cooperation with the Manager of the “Vršac Mountain” and with the permission of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, installed a suitable satellite transmitter on the eagle Circaetus gallicus, which is in its natural nest. The transmitter was financed by the company “Telekom Srbija” a.d.
Ognjenka, juli 2020. (foto Milivoj Vučanović)
The Short-Toed eagle is a migratory species that spends the winter in sub-Saharan Africa. This nest in the Vršac Mountains has been monitored by ranger Milivoj Vučanović for more than a decade. Until now, there were data on the activities of a pair of snakes, the success of nesting, but now we will have the opportunity to monitor their young if it successfully overcomes the flight from the nest and its journey to Africa and back, with all the data provided by this methodology.
The cub is big, in good condition and almost ready to fly. It is professionally processed, ringed with a metal ring of the Center for Marking Animals of the Museum of Natural History in Belgrade, as well as a plastic ring. A satellite transmitter of the company “Ornitela” of 25 grams, with solar power, was also installed and the bird was safely returned to the nest. Now we are following all the events and we are waiting for the moment when they will fly out of the nest.