Classification
Gaviiformes
Podicipediformes
Pelecaniformes
Ciconiiformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Anseriformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gruiformes
Charadriiformes
Columbiformes
Cuculiformes
Strigiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Apodiformes
Coraciiformes
Upupiformes
Piciformes
Passeriformes
Circaetus gallicus


  • Short-toed Snake-Eagle
  • Circaetus gallicus (Gmelin, 1788)
  • Falconiformes - Accipitridae
  • Могойч загалай


Status: Very rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria, the species evaluated as-Endangered.


Distribution and Range: In Mongolia: it occurs along the south western part of Khentii during breeding season. Breeds in the Selenge river valley, occurs in the Orkhon, Selenge and Tuul Rivers valleys during migration passage. Zuun Khailaastai, Shutegiin Bayangol, Ooshiin Govi of Tsogt-Ovoo Soum in Omnogovi aimag, Bagmod and Galba Govi, Bataagiin River in Noyon Soum of Omnogovi Aimag.


Habitat: This is breeding visitor to Mongolia. Builds nest on Aspen and Elm trees in Govi Desert. Migrates through open forest steppe, steppe and Govi Desert.


Population and Threats: Population not assessed for Mongolia. Threats: nesting habitat degradation from livestock, and especially camels grazing; developments following mining and tourism activities, i.e., cutting down trees with nests for firewood, making its nesting success very slim. Changes in native species, loss of prey or food supply. Predators are threat, even a regular owl.


Conservation Measures: included as very rare animal in the Mongolian Law on Fauna, included in the CITES, Annex II and CMS, Annex II, the Mongolian Red book (1987, 1997). Approximately 11.9 % of this species range occurs within the NSPAN.


Further actions: Study on distribution, reproductive biology and ecology; include the distribution area within the NSPANS; improve conservation measures, reduce habitat degradation, and raise awareness.


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