Ea­gle re­turns from record flight

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

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.

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