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Greater Spotted Eagles to Africa!

Date posted: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Eagles tagged in southern Belarus are followed into Africa.

A tagged Greater Spotted Eagle ready for release.

© D. Shamovich

Eight Greater spotted Eagles tagged in southern Belarus started their autumn migration in September. Belarus, after Russia, is the second most important country in the world for Greater spotted eagles with some 120-160 pairs. This summer, a group of Estonian and Belarusian ornithologists caught and tagged eight adult Greater spotted eagles with GPS-GSM satellite tags in several Belarusian IBAs (Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas), including the Mid Prypiac reserve and Belavezhskaia Puschcha national park. The data for all eight birds is now available on APB’s website which is regularly updated with the most recent movements. Read the full story here in the latest news from BirdLife International.

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