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European breeding populations (41)
Peregrine breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Georgia Germany Gibraltar Greece Greenland Hungary Ireland Italy Lichtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine
RSPB Scotland has launched a 20-year report on the illegal killing of birds of prey, revealing that at least 779 raptors have been killed by wildlife criminals north of the border in that time. read on
The withdrawal of a scheme requiring bird keepers to register threatened bird species held in captivity could lead to an increase in the number of birds plundered from the wild, believes the RSPB. read on
Urban Peregrines are becoming an increasingly regular part of our cities. A pair of birds in Derbyshire have been attracting attention this year, and ongoing analysis of the prey items have produced surprises, such as Quail and Waxwing! read on
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