Rescued Chinese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloenis) with telemeter attached to its body.

Malandag, Sarangani - At around 10:00 o’clock in the morning of October 24, 2017 (Tuesday), Mr. Francis Felisida a farm owner in the area and a resident of Gen. Santos City spotted the bird plummeted from above and observed that it is having difficulty flying back, fearing that it may become a prey to other animals, he captured the bird and brought it home. In the morning of October 25, 2017 (Wednesday) he surrendered it to City Environmental and Natural Resources Office Gen. Santos City (City ENRO) staff Rainier Tampus who then contacted Mr. Felix D. Robles Jr. who then went to City ENR Office with PASu Tech. Staff Gary John Cabinta to investigate.sparrowhawk2

The raptor was then brought to the Quarantine Office of Gen. Santos City to be check by the veterinarian. The veterinarian then advised that the bird should be quarantined first to observe its condition prior to releasing. The bird has a tag on its leg and a telemeter attached to its body. The tag indicates that its origin is in Taiwan.

Data was then gathered shown in the table below.
Leg band
Intact w/ tracking no. 2-00182 RRGT Taiwan
Total Length
36 cm
Wing length
56 cm
190 grams

In the morning of October 26, 2017 (Thursday) the bird manages to escaped while the caretaker opens its cage to feed it.   


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