Eagle returns from record flight
Australian researchers have been surprised by a rare bird of prey that traveled more than 3,000 kilometers from its natural habitat. Michael Mulvaney, an ecologist, said a tracker was attached to a rare small eagle to assess the impact of local development on the native species. He said on Friday that the bird was recorded traveling 3,300 km in less than three weeks to a small town in the Northern Territory. The eagle flew up to 500 km in a single day, reaching a top speed of 55 km/h.