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    The migration path of the Eleanoras Falcon is at last discovered

    NewsTuesday 30 November 2010
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    The mysteries of the Eleanoras falcons migratory path are at last unveiled by a research team assisted by satellite tracking....
    The mysteries of the Eleanoras falcons migratory path are at last unveiled by a research team assisted by satellite tracking.

    The researchers have found that this rare falcon flies over 9,500 Kilometres from the Balearic Islands over the African continent to Madagascar. They have found that these birds migrate through both day and night through some of the most tough conditions including the brutal skies of the Sahara desert.

    The researchers tagged the falcons in the Autumn of 2007 and 2008 and tracked their journey for 2 months through the African continent to reach warmer climates. At first it was thought that these birds fly over the oceans but this study has found that they do in fact fly straight over the continent.

    The Eleanoras Falcons are pushed to the limits on their route home though as they fly over 1,500 KM non stop over the Indian Ocean which is something as yet we have never seen by this genus of bird of prey.

    This is thought to be a break-through in finding out more about this birds behavioural pattern and evolutionary change.
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