Storms cut imperial eagle chick numbers

The Junta de Andalucía have recorded 47 imperial eagle chicks this year, compared with 70 for the previous year. Agustín Madero, head of the conservation programme of the imperial eagle in Andalusia believes the reason lies in the spring storms, and despite the negative news says that the bird’s recovery is clear. A total of 210 pairs of imperial eagle were recorded in Spain in 2007, with 54 in the Sierra Morena in Andalucia. El Mundo

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Imperial eagle chick being tagged in Doñana

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