Tests show golden eagle found dead in Lochaber poisoned
- 27 June 2012
- From the section Highlands & Islands
A golden eagle that was found dead near Morar in Lochaber was poisoned, according to the results of tests done at a Scottish government laboratory.
RSPB Scotland said it was the third known eagle poisoning incident in the area in the past 10 years.
Two white-tailed sea eagles were previously found poisoned.
The latest bird was discovered in March and the results of a post-mortem examination have now been released. They show banned pesticides were used.
RSPB Scotland, Northern Constabulary and the National Wildlife Crime Unit have appealed for information on the incident.