Osprey hawk eagle caught by La Union residents

Published January 18, 2019, 4:45 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Erwin Beleo 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union –A wild young ‘osprey hawk eagle’, was turned-over Thursday (January 17) here, after it was caught by concerned resident who found it trapped in a fishnet cage in Barangay Bangcusay this city.

OSPREY HAWK EAGLE - A 108 cm. wing span long and colored brown and white with spots wild osprey hawk eagle was caught by a concerned citizen Al Valdriz (left) turned-over to Mayor Hermenegildo Dong Gualberto (2nd from left) for proper care at mayors office, city hall in San Fernando City, La Union, Thursday afternoon (Jan. 17, 2019). (ERWIN G. BELEO / MANILA BULLETIN)
OSPREY HAWK EAGLE – A 108 cm. wing span long and colored brown and white with spots wild osprey hawk eagle was caught by a concerned citizen Al Valdriz (left) turned-over to Mayor Hermenegildo Dong Gualberto (2nd from left) for proper care at mayors office, city hall in San Fernando City, La Union, Thursday afternoon (Jan. 17, 2019). (ERWIN G. BELEO / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to Rose Ann Valdez of the City Environment Natural Resources Office (CENRO), predator bird had a wingspan of 108 centimeters, was 50 centimeters tall, had brown and white feathers with spots, and yellow eyes.

It was going to be brought to the La Union Botanical Garden, for medical treatment and proper care before it will be released back to the wild.

Valdez added that the bird was visibly weak when it was rescued.

She said Al Valdriz, who rescued the animal, found wounds under its wings as it struggled to break free from the net.

“The bird is now under medical care and observation by the city veterinary and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR),” Valdez said.

 

 
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