Two more Bonelli’s Eagles discovered electrocuted at Guelmim, Morocco

On the 5 December two additional Bonelli’s Eagles were found electrocuted below the same dangerous power line south-west of Guelmim, Morocco where 3 Spanish Imperial, 1 Golden and 5 Bonelli’s eagles were each found electrocuted on 22 October and 7 November. Read this account HERE.

Ali Irizi returned again to the region 5 December, and to his great displeasure, he found two more Bonelli’s Eagles electrocuted underneath one single pylon. The eagles’ carcasses looked relatively fresh and could have been electrocuted a week or 10 days earlier. Sadly, each passing day is a bad news for the eagles of the region, for both residents and visiting eagles.

Electrocuted Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Guelmim region, 5 December 2015 (Ali Irizi )
2 electrocuted Bonelli’s Eagles (Aquila fasciata), Guelmim region, 5 December 2015 (Ali Irizi)
Electrocuted Bonelli’s Eagles (Aquila fasciata), Guelmim region, 5 December 2015 (Ali Irizi)

This article was first published by Moroccan Birds 6 December

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2 comments to Two more Bonelli’s Eagles discovered electrocuted at Guelmim, Morocco

  • Alastair Henderson

    These electricity lines / pylons have been in situ for years – imagine the huge number of these magnificent birds dying needlessly year on year.

  • Alan arblaaster

    I hope this can be stopped soon it makes you think how many more die this way over rest of country!