Romanian Saker breeds in Crimea

Thea in the nest before fledging Photo: Socrate Adrianopolit
Thea in the nest before fledging
Photo: Socrate Adrianopolit

Satellite-tracking has revealed a long-suspected genetic relationship between the Central European and Eastern European Saker Falcon population. The finding gives new perspectives for the conservation of the species.

Thea, a female Saker Falcon, hatched in West Romania in 2012. She was one of the chicks of a new pair of Sakers discovered that year in the area where the borders of Romania, Serbia and Hungary meet. (more…)

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The second satellite transmitter mounted on a Saker Falcon in Romania

Photo: Socrate Adrianopolit

On the 1st of June 2012, coordinated by the Milvus Group, a satellite transmitter was mounted on a Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug), the second one in Romania. The aim of these activities is to gather information about the life of Sakers. By following the movements of these birds, ornithologists can discover all the factors threatening the birds during their flight and identify adequate conservation measures, indispensable to stabilize the species’ breeding population. (more…)

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