Wednesday, 4 May 2011

News about the Project Lines and Birds of Azores

The Project Power Lines and Birds of the Azores now has a cemetery of birds in a space donated by LIFE Laurel, located in the area of the Project LIFE Sustainable Laurel.

The space donated by the LIFE Project will allow the burying of several birds in order to accelerate the decomposition process, so that we can then proceed to cook the bones and all the preparation necessary to ensure that they incorporate a Reference Collection of Bones; which can be used for educational purposes, scientific and research institutions.

11 holes were made to bury 11 different species. Each specimen was placed in a rectangle of wire mesh, with geotextile on the bottom and land on top. This will make it easier to recover all the bones of the skeleton. The animals were also identified and are delimited on the ground.

The Collection includes: 1 Long eared owl, 1 Moorhen, 1 Blackbird, 1 Woodcock, 1 Common Snipe, 1 American nightjar, 2 common teals, 1 Common quail, 1 Dwarf bittern, and a Jack snipe.

Now we must wait until we can collect the bones clean.

Finally, the team of Power Lines wants to thank all the help provided by the team of the Project LIFE Sustainable Laurel !

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