Electrocution of Spanish Imperial, Bonelli’s and Golden eagles at Guelmim


This is the report about the electrocution of three Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti), five Bonelli’s Eagles (A. fasciata) and one Golden Eagle (A. chrysaetos) in the Guelmim region, Morocco. The numbers of the electrocuted birds could be even higher because these eagles were found in a small section of the power line, and also because it’s known that carcasses are removed by scavengers.

The first five photographs are the eagles found electrocuted in Guelmim region on 22 October 2015 (numbered as in the report). The four electrocuted Bonelli’s Eagles found on 7 November are from photo 6 to the end. These are the annexes to the report.

Le rapport sur l'électrocution de 3 Aigles impériaux ibériques (Aquila adalberti), 5 Aigles de Bonelli (A. fasciata) et 1 Aigle royal (A. chrysaetos) dans la région de Guelmim, Maroc. Un résumé détaillé en français dans le rapport. Les photos suivantes sont des annexes du rapport.
PDF of the report:

Amezian, M., Irizi, A., Errati, A., Loran, H., El Khamlichi, R., Morandini, V., González, D. G., Garrido, J. R. 2015. Spanish Imperial Eagles and other eagles found electrocuted in Morocco and proposition of correction measures. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1613292

All photos by Ali Irizi.


Bird 1: Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) electrocuted in the Guelmim region, 22 October 2015 (Ali Irizi) 

Bird 2: Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) electrocuted in the Guelmim region, 22 October 2015 (Ali Irizi) 

Bird 3: Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) with ring ‘6M’, electrocuted in the Guelmim region, 22 October 2015 (Ali Irizi) 

Bird 4: Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) electrocuted in the Guelmim region, 22 October 2015 (Ali Irizi)

Bird 5:Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) electrocuted in the Guelmim region, 22 October 2015 (Ali Irizi) 


The electrocuted Bonelli’s Eagles (Aquila fasciata) found on 7 November 2015 (4 birds):


2 Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) electrocuted at Guelmim region, Morocco, 7 November 2015 (Ali Irizi)

2 Bonelli’s Eagles (Aquila fasciata) electrocuted at the same pylon, Guelmim region, Morocco, 7 November 2015 (Ali Irizi)

The dangerous electricity pylon where the Bonelli's Eagles were electrocuted, Guelmim region, Morocco, 7 November 2015 (Ali Irizi) 

Electrocuted Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) and the dangerous electricity pylon, Guelmim region, Morocco, 7 November 2015 (Ali Irizi)

Electrocuted Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) and the dangerous electricity pylon, Guelmim region, Morocco, 7 November 2015 (Ali Irizi) 




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