36th il­le­gal hunt­ing ca­su­alty re­cov­ered near Ra­bat

Malta Independent - - News -

An­other il­le­gally shot bird was yes­ter­day re­cov­ered by BirdLife Malta.

The Hobby with a swollen right eye was found by mem­bers of the pub­lic at Tal-Virtù, lim­its of Ra­bat. The govern­ment vet con­firmed it was shot and an X-ray re­vealed one big pel­let em­bed­ded in the pro­tected bird’s head, Birdlife Malta said.

The Hobby (Se­qer tal-Ħan­nieqa in Mal­tese) be­comes the 36th il­le­gal hunt­ing ca­su­alty this au­tumn hunt­ing sea­son and the 80th known il­le­gally shot pro­tected bird re­ceived by BirdLife Malta and the po­lice this year so far.

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