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Third artificial nest installed by Green Balkans occupied by Imperial Eagles
[ 05.05.2011 ]
 
In 2010, a nest occupied by the Imperial Eagles in 2011, was used by a pair of Long-legged Buzzards. Perhaps these Buzzards had finished the nest and made it more attractive to eagles. Such cases, when Imperial Eagles occupy nests of Long-legged Buzzards are not rare at all, often observed with pairs formed by birds in immature plumage - imm. subadd.
Although located in almost the same territory, the two nests are situated at a distance of several kilometers from one another. Another interesting fact is that one of the birds in this pair was tagged and radio-tracked by Green Balkans. This is the second case, when an Imperial Eagle tagged with a radio transmitter by the team occupies an artificial nest installed by experts of the Organization.
Thus, of all 12 artificial nests installed since 2009 within “Conservation measures for target species of the EU Birds Directive – Lesser Kestrel, Black Vulture, and Imperial Eagle in their main habitats in Bulgaria” project, in three cases the nests were used by breeding Imperial Eagle pairs, and in one case – by Long-legged Buzzards. This high percentage of occupation of artificial nests installed by Green Balkans is a result of the adequate identification of suitable sites based on the species’ environmental peculiarities and the data gathered through the radio-telemetry, as well as field surveys, good knowledge of the area, good quality of nest construction, etc.

For further information, please contact:
Gradimir Gradev, Coordinator of Imperial Eagle Field Activities
Tel.: +359 (0) 32 626 977, e-mail: ggradev@greenbalkans.org




The activities for Imperial Eagle conservation are implemented within “Conservation measures for target species of the EU Birds Directive – Lesser Kestrel, Black Vulture, and Imperial Eagle in their main habitats in Bulgaria” project implemented by Green Balkans with the financial assistance of the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and the state budget of the Republic of Bulgaria through Environment OP 2007-2013 (ope.moew.government.bg), Axis 3 “Preservation and restoration of biodiversity”: project No 58301–60-480, Contract No 58301 – С – 008, procedure BG161PO005/08/3/01/05.










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