Rautahat, February 16
A rare Mongolian eagle fitted with radio collar was rescued from Shitalpur in Bijaypur Fatuwa Municipality, Rautahat, Thursday night.
Police personnel rescued the eagle after locals reported that they had sighted a strange eagle in the field. The eagle has a tag bearing the code oxnith.lab, nst.biol, mongolia 271 on its right leg while upper wing has radio collar, said Superintendent of Police Yagya Binod Pokhrel.
SP Pokhrel said the eagle was handed over to District Forest Office for necessary investigation yesterday. Chief Forest Officer Dirgha Narayan Koirala said finding of the rare eagle in the district was strange. “The eagle has been sent to Central Zoo in Lalitpur for protection and investigation,” he added. Bird specialist Dr Hemshankar Baral said out of 39 species of the species, Mongolian eagle is a very rare bird. “Thus, it could have been fitted with radio collar,” Dr Baral said. “We will know more about the bird after investigation,” he added.
A version of this article appears in print on February 17, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.