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Rare Bird ‘From University Of Finland’ Caught By Residents In Jigawa

A bird known as the Western Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus), was recently caught in Jigawa. The bird which is rare in Nigeria, was reportedly caught on Thursday, October 25th at Malam Madori, Jigawa State.

According to the persons who caught it, the bird also known as sea hawk or fish hawk is purportedly owned by the University of Helsinki, Finland, as a ring bearing the information was spotted on one of its legs.

After much celebration for the rare bird, it was released and allowed to fly at the Baturiya Wetland Reserve in Jigawa.

A Facebook user Abubakar S. Ringim and a graduate of Zoology, took to the platform to write;

Osprey Pandion halietus caught on 25/10/2018 at Malam Madori, Jigawa State. The bird came from University of Helsinki, Finland. Available records from the University revealed that the bird was ringed 106 days prior to its caught in Jigawa, and covered 5808 kilometers during it’s migration to winter in Africa, in particular, Nigeria. The bird were celebrated and successfully released today at the Baturiya Wetland Reserve in Jigawa.

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