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    Protected Bird of Prey Found Dead Under Suspicious Circumstances

    NewsBirds of Prey NewsMonday 28 February 2011
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    Experts are as of yet unsure whether or not the endangered peregrine falcon was shot

    A peregrine falcon has been found dead in a Lincolnshire river. The bird had suffered a broken wing – however, veterinary experts across the nation are rushing to the site to determine what caused this. There is a chance the bird could have been shot – which is illegal as peregrine falcons are protected birds of prey. Peregrine falcons are endangered in Britain and there are only 1,402 estimated breeding pairs around the country. Breaking the laws surrounding these birds can carry a prison sentence of up to six months or a fine of up to £5,000.

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