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Protected birds ‘gunned down’

(From timesofmalta.com)- BirdLife Malta said today that illegal hunting on protected birds was on the increase again, even before the hunting season opens on Monday. Last week, BirdLife Malta received a Cory’s Shearwater (picture), a Little Egret and a Purple Heron , all with severe gunshot injuries. A dead juvenile Purple Heron with gunshot injuries was also reported from the Foresta 2000 site in Mellieha.


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