Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"extreme" migration - new research on Eleonora's Falcon

Eleonora's Falcon is a stunning raptor that breeds along rocky Meditteranean coastlines. Read about new research on its "extreme" migration; (not at all what was once thought concerning this bird). The news is at this link on the BirdLife International website. Named after a Sardinian princess of the fourteenth century - who was possibly one of the first people to create laws protecting falcons, Eleonora's Falcon is the only European bird known to breed during autumn instead of summer, and feed its young on the songbirds that migrate between Europe and Africa between July and October.

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