Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata)

Three-year old Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) found electrocuted in the Guelmim area on 5 March 2016 by Houssien Kharraz.

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 …

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Recent carcasses of Bonelli's (Aquila fasciata) and Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), both juveniles, on Line B2, Guelmim, January 2016 (Catarina Machado)

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

Read ‘Raptor mortality by electrocution in power lines in Morocco‘ for the summary in English. 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 …

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Bonelli’s Eagle ‘Zahara’ passing through the Strait of Gibraltar

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

The recent migration of two young Bonelli’s Eagles across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco shows an unknown dispersive movement in this species. This confirms once again the importance of North Africa to the Iberian raptors. The Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) is usually resident across its breeding range with immature birds making sometimes large dispersions. With …

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Bird 2: Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) electrocuted in the Guelmim region, 22 October 2015 (Ali Irizi)

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

Six young Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti) satellite-tracked from southern Spain visited Morocco this autumn. Last month, we published the news about one of these eagles that did not move from a single point located in Guelmim region. Project coordinators at Junta de Andalucía and Doñana Biological Station suspected that it may have been dead …

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Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) carrying a Fat Sand Rat (Psammomys obesus), Guelmim region, Morocco, 7 Nov 2015 (Ali Irizi)

Prey availability and pylons: a lethal mix for eagles

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

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