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Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Serbia

Nikola Stojnić, Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province 03.-05.10.2013, Bratislava VII International Conference on the Conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle


Distribution of Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Serbia


Distribution of Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Fruska gora region


Breeding site

Tree on the border of mature and young forest on hills

Solitary tree in lowland


Table 1. Breeding success of Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Serbia (number of chicks)

Fruska gora

Lowlands

Kalin potok

Papratski do

Srneci potok

Siget

2005.

1

1

-

-

2006.

1 or 2

1

?

-

2007.

2

1

1

-

2008.

1

1

1

-

2009.

2

1

-

-

2010.

0

0

-

?

2011.

2

0

-

1

2012.

0

0

-

0

2013.

1

-

-

1?


Potential nesting sites


Prey Most important prey is Souslik (Spermophillus citellus), followed by Feral Pigeon (Columba livia domestica), Raven (Corvus corax), Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus), Long-Eared Owl (Asio otus) and Rook (Corvus frugilegus). Occasionally, prey can be Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Mole (Talpa europaea), Magpie (Pica pica), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor) and Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni). Souslik Wild Boar

Fox

Mole


Feeding site

Rarely visited, mostly one or two birds. Occasional conflicts for food with White Tailed Eagles, Ravens and Foxes.


Threats

Traffic collision

Habitat destruction Shooting


Conservation measures

Artificial nest posture

Revitalization of hunting site


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Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Serbia