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Monday, March 19, 2018

“Russian bird of prey broke the record, flying more than 10 thousand kilometers”

The farthest flights of the Russian bird predator 10 533 thousand kilometers recorded by the Russian ringing centre of birds of prey. Ringed at lake Onega in the Vologda region osprey was discovered at the end of last week in South Africa.

As reported “MK” the Deputy Director on science of the Darwin biosphere reserve, Miroslav Babushkin, he had ringed this bird on July 11, 2015. And now, after seven months, to be exact 218 days he gets on the social network a photo of his ward. He recognized her number on the ring — Е41.

Photographed ospreys on 13 February a Michael Buckham (Michael Buckham) near the Atlantic coast in the province of Western Cape in South Africa (West Coast National Park), 90 km North-West of Cape town.

Is the farthest “back” of our Russian predator – says Miroslav, – until recently, five years we recorded the flights of eagles, Imperial eagles from 1957 up to 120 kilometers from the place of banding. But registered 10533 km is, of course, a record for birds of prey in our country. We knew our upper ospreys, photographed in flight with a fish in its paws, the yellow-red rings with numbers.

By the way, another her cousin, was found before the New year and held by the inhabitants of Cameroon (“MK” wrote about it in December), to rescue from the hands of kidnappers, who hinted to the Russian ornithologists about the ransom for her, and failed. When employees of the Russian Embassy in Cameroon has announced the impending visit to local village, where they held the ospreys, the villagers hurried to spread in social networks information about her death. Neither reason nor the burial place of the birds, scientists have revealed.

Help “MK”. The palm range of flights among all the birds of the planet keeps the Arctic tern. It breeds North of the Arctic circle and then performs a flight South to Antarctica and, after wintering there in two months or three back. The length of this path is 80 467 km.


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