35. The Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina in Catalonia (Spain) - Breeding attempt and migration
By Josep Bosch & Bernd-Ulrich Meyburg. 2012
Published in Vogelwelt 133: 89–97.
http://www.raptor-research.de/pdfs/a_sp ... elwelt.pdf
Bosch, J. & B.-U. Meyburg 2012: The Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina in Catalonia
(Spain) – Breeding attempt and migration. Vogelwelt 133: 89–97.
To the west of the breeding distribution range of the Lesser Spotted Eagle there are only a few
isolated breeding occurrences. In 2011 a breeding attempt was discovered in Catalonia, NE Spain,
the first ever recorded on the Iberian Peninsula. The attempt failed, but a broken egg was found
on the ground beneath the eyrie. In 2012 the nest site was re-occupied, however probably only
by the male of the previous year. In 2008 and 2009 four young eagles from the German satellite
tracking project migrated via Catalonia. The probably increased migration of the species on
the south-western flyway observed over the past few years probably led to this settlement in
Catalonia, and also earlier in France.
Key words: Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina, Catalonia, breeding attempt, migration,
Bosch, J. & B.-U. Meyburg 2012: Der Schreiadler Aquila pomarina in Katalonien (Nordost-Spanien) – Brutversuch und
Durchzug. Vogelwelt 133: 89–97.