Tuesday, November 28
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EA releases rescued eagle in N Sharqiyah


Muscat – An injured Bonelli’s eagle found by a citizen was treated by the Environment Authority (EA) in North Sharqiyah governorate and released into the wild on Wednesday.

A statement issued by EA said, ‘The Environment Department in North Sharqiyah released a Bonelli’s eagle in its natural environment after it received treatment and full care from the specialists in the authority.’

Hamad bin Hammoud al Rawahi had found the injured bird and handed it over to the authority.

The Bonelli’s eagle (Aquila fasciata) is a large bird of prey. It is often found in mountainous habitats, with rocky walls or crags. Despite its persistence over a large range and its continued classification as a least concern species by the IUCN, the Bonelli’s eagle has declined precipitously in various parts of its range, including almost all of its European distribution, and may face potential local extinction.

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