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Photos: Wounded Iranian Eagle Undergoes Surgery

Photos by Milad Alaei, Mehr News Agency

An eagle, shot and injured by illegal hunters, underwent surgical operation Wednesday evening at the Clinc for Animals in Karaj, Alborz province of Iran. The eagle is expected to recover and be released back into the wild.


Eagles in Iran:
Ten species of eagles occur at least seasonally in Persia, nine of which also occur in Afghanistan. Pallas's fish eagle, Haliaeetus leucoryphus, ranges throughout Asia, is vagrant in Persia, eastern Arabia, and Oman, and is probably a winter visitor in western Afghanistan. It breeds from the Caspian to central China and Mongolia. (read more on Encyclopedia Iranica)

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