Working Group on Raptors

Study and conservation of birds of prey and owls

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“Moskovka” journal, v. 37

The 37th issue of “Moskovka” journal is out

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Atlas “The birds of Pamirs, Hissar, Alai and Tien Shan”

Sergei A. Toropov The birds of Pamirs, Hissar, Alai and Tien Shan. Vol. 1. Non-passerines. Part 1. The second edition, corrected and revised – Bishkek, 2023. – 588 p., ill.

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Sea eagles Chulman and Kama in Nizhnyaya Kama National Park

Livecam on the nest of white-tailed eagles in Nizhnyaya Kama National Park, Tatarstan

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Baikal Zoological journal, volume 1 (33)

The next issue of Baikal Zoological journal, volume 1(33) for February 2023, has been published. The issue opens with the heading “Bird of the Year”. - it contains seven articles about the bird of the previous year 2022, the House Sparrow.

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The last moment of the Vulture family idyll

A large bird of prey (vulture, eagle) that is disturbed on the nest during incubation always soars to a high altitude and circles the sky for a long time before returning to the nest. This enforced absence may take 20-40 minutes or even more. At minus (say 10 degrees) temperatures, the embryo in the egg can die without heating in about 15 minutes.

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Live streaming from a white-tailed eagle nest in Latvia

The nest broadcast through this camera is in Kurzeme, Durbemaa.

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Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus menzbieri from Eastern Siberia, light morph. Presumably an adult male. Primorye.. Author: Oleg Katugin