Miguel Palomo, a rural ranger, and the eagle owl at the Colmenar fire station. / SUR

Eagle owl with a broken wing rescued in Colmenar

The injured bird has now been transferred to the Junta’s Endangered Species Recovery Centre

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An eagle owl has been rescued this weekend in Malaga. Miguel Palomo, a rural ranger, picked up the injured bird in Colmenar, near the A-7204 road. The bird was found with a broken wing, apparently from having hit a fence.

The owl was taken to the Colmenar fire station and later transferred to the Junta de Andalucía's Endangered Species Recovery Centre.

The eagle owl is the largest of the European nocturnal birds of prey and is present in almost the entire Iberian Peninsula, in a wide variety of habitats.

In addition to the decrease in the availability of their prey, incidents with power lines, accidents with vehicles and poaching are the main threats to the conservation of the species.