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Frees four owls Presidency cured at the Center for Wildlife Recovery (16/11/2013)

The Ministry of the Presidency, through the Directorate General for the Environment, has been released in different landscapes of the region four copies of eagle owls (Bubo bubo) were cured of their diseases at the Center for Wildlife Recovery ' The Valley '.

The release of these specimens, belonging to a protected species and included in the list of endangered species in the region, was carried from the site of Inchola the massif of the Sierra de Carrascoy, Los Guillermos and Los Rodeos, in Albudeite, after be marked with a metal ring for easy tracking.

The owls were found by individual and environmental agents in Glens of San Pedro (Murcia), El Carril (Alhama de Murcia), The Pilica (Cotillas Towers) and the Rambla de Vilerda (Puerto Lumbreras) who contacted agencies and authorities for collection by the technicians of the Centre.

The four juveniles, three males and one female, with clinical manifestations of moderately or severely underweight, exhaustion, mild or severe trauma, and in some cases, closed femur fractures or left wing, bruises and even injuries to the skeletal system projectiles and internal organs.

The impact of projectiles produces lesions in the bones and internal organs of birds and, occasionally, can become lodged permanently in the body and cause chronic lead poisoning, which in most cases results in death of the animal or changes in your body.

The birds were subjected to supportive therapy and vitamin water, a diet based on meat and staying in a spacious aviary for small dimensions flights, in order to recover a good physical condition.

Night Raptor

The owl is a nocturnal bird of prey of large dimensions that can reach 70 centimeters in length and 180 cm wingspan.

His orange eyes, tawny brown plumage with dark spots and a few strands of dark feathers on the head, are its salient features.

Its habitat in the Region of Murcia are the rocks of most of the mountain, especially in the southern third of the Community.

The largest populations are found in areas where there are many rabbits, mice, hedgehogs and insects, which are part of their diet.

Source: CARM

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