Migration is a deadly time for raptors

By Sarah Zielinski, 16:05 PM November 15, 2013

For a bird or any other animal that migrates a long distance, it’s sure to face a host of dangers. There are predators to avoid. It may encounter new diseases. There could be bad weather or a shortage of food, or it might face exhaustion. Mass mortality on a migratory route is not unheard of.

The story is no different for raptors. And a recent study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology finds that for three species of raptors that summer in Europe and winter in sub-Saharan Africa, the mor...

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