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Tracking Cuckoos into Africa

5 Juillet 2011 , Rédigé par JMB Publié dans #Faune et Flore

cuckoo-tracking-device.jpgThe 'Red Listed' Cuckoo is one of the UK's fastest declining migrants. Over 50% of the birds migrating between Europe and Africa have disappeared over the past 25 years.

In 2011, the British trust of ornithology (BTO)  is using small 5g satellite tags to track the movements of five Cuckoos from breeding grounds in East Anglia to their winter quarters in Africa. These have been fitted by BTO staff working with highly skilled volunteer ringers.

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Photo: British Trust for Ornithology

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