First case of electrocution of an Eastern Imperial Eagle in Bulgaria

Sad news from Bulgaria. The first case of electrocution of an Eastern Imperial Eagle in Bulgaria has been recorded by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.

The bird, which was tagged with a satellite transmitter, fledged this year in July. Unfortunately the young eagle didn’t live very long.
Electrocution is a major threat to eagles and other raptors across Europe. For example, in 2008 at least 33 Spanish Imperial Eagles were electrocuted.

More information about the tragic case from Bulgaria:
Juvenile Imperial Eagle electrocuted by an electricity pole

More information about electrocution and how to avoid id:
http://www.nabu.de/tiereundpflanzen/voegel/forschung/stromtod/00664.html
(The website is in German, but if you scroll down to the bottom, you can find PDFs about electrocution in various languages incl. English, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese).

A complete German book about electrocution can ordered here:
www.birdsandpowerlines.org