Short-toed Snake Eagle
West Coast
31 Oct 1979


General details
Species
Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Record ID 433
Date 31 Oct 1979
Location West Coast
Count 1 individual
Date added 25 Oct 2021

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Background
Descriptions available in Wells (1984) of a medium-phased adult migrating with Honey-buzzards and Sparrowhawks. They are reproduced here: "It had a conspicuously dark brown head and very pale underparts including wings, with little discernible barring. The size differential against Honey-Buzzard was obvious, as was the large 'owlish' head."
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

References (see all)
References Wells, 1984