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Migrant fish-eating bird, Osprey, dies at KWS monitoring facility due to starvation

The bird had covered 6,948 kilometers on its migratory path and had a ring tracing its origin to Helsinki, Finland/FILE – KWS

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 – A migratory fish-eating bird from Finland died over the weekend due to multiple organ failure, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) confirmed on Monday.

The Osprey bird, KWS indicated, was undergoing procedures by veterinary officers at the KWS-licensed Raptor Rehabilitation Centre in Nairobi’s Karen.

A statement from the wildlife agency indicated a postmortem examination had pointed to starvation as the probable cause of death.

“A postmortem examination report conducted by veterinary teams attributed the death to long term starvation which precipitated systemic organs failure,” KWS stated.

The agency said the 4-year-old bird was received to Nairobi weighing 950 grams after being sighted in Siaya.

The weight was far below the average 1.3 to 1.8kgs, KWS stated.

“We were feeding and treating the fish-eating bird back to good health with a plan to release it at the exact site it was rescued in the Lake Victoria catchment so that the bird dies not lose its bearing on the return epic flight northwards in early March,” the statement reiterated.

The bird had covered 6,948 kilometers on its migratory path and had a ring tracing its origin to Helsinki, Finland.

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