Tag Archives: Aquila fasciata

Raptor mortality by electrocution in power lines in Morocco (report)

In October 2015, three Spanish Imperial Eagles were found electrocuted in the Guelmim region, southern Morocco. It was thanks to a satellite-tracked eagle that these birds were found by Ali Irizi and two agents from the Moroccan Forestry Administration. This bird was one of six Spanish Imperial Eagles fitted with satellite transmitters in 2015 (and all have… Read More »

Identification de la mortalité des rapaces par électrocution au Maroc (rapport)

En octobre 2015, trois Aigles ibériques électrocutés ont été retrouvés dans la région de Guelmim, au sud-ouest du Maroc. C’était grâce à un aigle muni d’un émetteur satellitaire que ces oiseaux ont été repérés par Ali Irizi et deux agents des Eaux et Forêts (HCEFLCD). Cet individu est l’un des six Aigles ibériques munis d’émetteurs satellitaires en 2015… Read More »

Satellite-tracked Bonelli’s Eagles wintering in Africa for the first time

The recent detection of two young Bonelli’s Eagles (Aquila fasciata) crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco (one has even crossed the Sahara desert) shows an unknown dispersive movement in this species. It is one more example that confirms the importance of North Africa to the Iberian raptors.   The Bonelli’s Eagle is usually resident across… Read More »

Electrocution of Spanish Imperial, Bonelli’s and Golden eagles at Guelmim

We announced here last month that a satellite-tracked Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti) did not move from a single point located at Guelmim, Morocco and we suspected that it may have been dead (or the transmitter was lost). Our friend Ali Irizi with two technicians (Abdallah Errati and Hicham Loran) from the Forestry Administration (HCEFLCD)… Read More »

Prey availability and electricity pylons: a lethal mix for eagles

Guelmim region is one of the most frequented areas by dispersing/wintering young Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti) in Morocco. In this region, they share the space and the resources with another Mediterranean raptor, the Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) which is abundant in this area outside the breeding season. The first two photos show a Bonelli’s… Read More »