Tracker On An Eagle That Mapped The Route It Took Reveals Something Interesting

Eagles are majestic and beautiful creatures that roam the free skies up above. They have been on top of the predatory food chain for flight animals for decades and are renowned for their intelligence as well as their beauty.

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They are a symbol of freedom and have appeared on many countries’ currency and flags. Research teams for ages have been trying to understand this beautiful creature’s flight patterns and for that place trackers on these birds that track their movement for an extended period of time. One eagle was found and the tracker on it had some interesting details to show.

1A stunning discovery

If you ever go out for a morning walk or just your usual walk to your work what is the strangest thing you will expect to find? Have you ever thought you might find a dead eagle with a tracker on it? Well, Fahd Qash who lives in the Jizan region of Saudi Arabia found that very thing on his morning walk through his swamp.

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2The eagle

While on his morning walk he found a dead eagle lying on some rocks. This would be completely normal if not for the device that was tied to the bird’s back. Naturally, he took the bird and checked it. These things are usually don’t by research teams who want to learn where birds go when they migrate due to the changing climate on the Earth.

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3Who puts a tracker on birds?

Many research teams place trackers on birds to track their movement during migration seasons as well as for research purposes. This is why when Fahd found the eagle he removed the tracker and kept it in his possession as it can be sent back to the research team that placed it on the bird.

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4What was on the tracker?

When Fahd removed the tracker form the bird he saw a note written on it. It had an email address he could contact if the tracker was found. This was the email of the owner of the tracker and the person who placed it on the bird. So, Fahd contacted them and sent the tracker back.

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5What was revealed by the tracker?

The tracker on the eagle was used to track the route the eagle took for an entire year. The scientists that placed the tracker on this bird had placed similar trackers on 19 other birds to map the route they all took for an entire year. This gives them a better idea of the flight patterns the birds take.

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