[The Booted Eagle, Hieraaetus pennatus, wintering in Agrigento district]
[Records reported on winter presence of Booted Eagle in Agrigento district. In 2005 the presence of 5-10 individuals has been estimated, in 2006 the number of 20-30 and in 2007 between 15 and 20. In 2008- 2009-2010-2011 annual presence of 10 individuals has been registered, while in 2012-2013-2014 a significant increase has been noted, with 16-17 wintering for every year. The Booted Eagles mainly winter in the old town center of Agrigento, where they hunt Rock Doves, Columba livia, and Collared Doves, Streptopelia decaocto. They arrive in October- November and leave again between the end of March and April.]
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