Very interesting information …. oldest buzzard in the world!! Died at 28 years ….
From Birdguides in Britain:
The oldest of its kind
The oldest known Buzzard in the wild has clocked out at 28 years, 1 month and 11 days, breaking the previous record by nearly three years. This record-breaking bird features in the latest report from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Each year, the BTO publishes a report revealing the latest information to emerge from the network of bird ringers, who collectively catch and ring wild birds under licence for the benefit of conservation. During 2013, these specially trained volunteers fitted just under a million rings and recaptured 240,000 birds that had been ringed previously. The information they collect informs conservation policy, revealing some of the factors that influence bird populations, their movements and their longevity.
Buzzard ‘GK41814’ was ringed as a nestling…
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