Circaetus gallicus

Circaetus gallicus

© Armindo Ferreira

Description: A summer specie whose plumage may have a variable coloration. However, the most common form has the darkest head and chest plumage, and the abdomen is whitish with dark stripes close to one another. The back is grayish-brown with light supra-wings, the wings are long and the tail is long and narrow.

Habitat: Mountainous regions (where the wooded areas alternate with open spaces) and plains.

Where to find in Arouca Geopark: Freita Mountain.

Conservation state:

Berne Convention (Annex III)

Habitats Directive (Annex A-I)

Vertebrates Red Book of Portugal- Almost threatened