Eagles are amazing creatures, not only they look majestic, but they’re also famous for their intelligence and incredible predatory skills.
They are also symbols for some nations and countries, and they appear on national emblems, coins, and works of art. Below is an amazing story about how one man’s unexpected finding regarding the journey of these majestic creatures sparked questions for many people who read about it.
Fahd Qash from Jizan region, Saudi Arabia found something interesting during his walk in the swamp.
He found a dead eagle with a tracking device around its neck. Upon closer inspection, the man saw that the device had the owner’s email written on it.
It was later found out that the GPS has been fitted in Kazakhstan.
The tracking device had saved all the locations that the eagle had been to. The tracking device was from scientists who were doing an experiment where they attached GPS on supposedly 20 eagles and marked every single place they visited in one year. These birds have crossed several countries but stayed away from the sea.
The map below shows all the placed that these eagles traveled in one year.
These eagles have crossed many countries in the Middle East and, it is not sure why they avoided the Caspian and the Red Sea.
The researcher team called “British Birds” have tracked 16 Steppe eagles in the past and found out that the longest daily flight distance among all tracked eagles was approximately 355km.They have also recorded that through a complete annual cycle, an eagle spends around 31.
5% in the wintering area, 41.9% in the breeding area and the rest 26. 6% on migration. These statistics, as well as the data from the map, proves that eagles are a constantly moving and a migrating creature who are on the move more than being in one place in their lifetimes.
This map did receive a lot of attention online and people are trying to guess why these eagles migrate the way they did while avoiding the sea.
The article has been updated after receiving additional information about the research proving that this, in fact, is not a journey of one eagle in 20 years but of numerous eagles in one year.
Why do you think that eagles avoid the sea? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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