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The Saker Falcon is breeding in Bulgaria again
09.07.2018 y.

The Saker Falcon – a globally endangered species has returned as a breeder in Bulgaria. This is a tremendous success for the nature conservation community in the country, resulting from long-term joint efforts.

 

A team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) discovered an active nest of Saker Falcons in Bulgaria, which is the first case of confirmed breeding of the species in Bulgaria for the last 10 years. It is especially worth to mention that both birds, forming the pair, have been bred in captivity in 2015 in the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre of Green Balkans. This was learned thanks to the marking of the falcons with color rings since their early age.  The male, with ring code 5E, originates from the pair of Romeo and Juliet, which is still breeding in the Green Balkans’ Centre, while the female – with ring code 5P, originates from different brood of another pair – Orpheus and Aphrodite. Both 5E & 5P have been released in 2015 by applying a pilot me ...

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