A Lesser Noticed Eagle that was saved by conservationists in November 2021 is offering some insightful info to the motion of this species.
The juvenile male Eagle was discovered by locals, grounded and really weak, within the farmlands exterior Underberg in southern KwaZulu-Natal in the direction of the top of 2021. It was then transported to Raptor Rescue for rehabilitation.
As soon as thought of to be have been efficiently rehabilitated, the Eagle was fitted with a GPS monitoring unit and launched December 2021, simply exterior of Pietermaritzburg. The person started its migration journey in February 2022. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wildlife ACT and Raptor Rescue have been following the person’s motion with eager curiosity since its launch.
Flying the size of the African continent, the Eagle spent the South African winter in Russia and a conflict torn Ukraine. Information has highlighted that the chicken avoids giant our bodies of water and makes use of breaks in its migration journey to recuperate. Though the Eagle has not returned to South Africa, it has returned to Southern Africa.
The becoming of a GPS unit not solely supplies insightful info into the species migration patterns, but in addition reinforces the worth of rehabilitation and when executed accurately, contributes to our biodiversity.