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Slovakia’s third red-footed falcon couple spotted near TrnavaAround Slovakia
23 Jun 2014 Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská Regional News
A NEW red-footed falcon couple – a bird species that was practically extinct in Slovakia – was seen nesting near Trnava for the first time in 40 years. This is the third such couple currently known to exist in the country.
The last time a red-footed falcon couple was seen nesting in the Trnava area was in the late 1970s, and as many as 60 red-footed falcon couples could be seen nesting in Slovakia just 20 years ago. The species has all but vanished from Slovakia due to intensive farming.
RPS’ Lucia Deutschová said that Slovakia’s bird population will benefit from positive developments in Hungary. “We could say with a little exaggeration that finding this couple near Trnava means for us what the discovery of the Higgs boson means for physicists,” said Deutschová.
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