Thursday, October 17, 2013
Ridiculous: Hizbullah Says Israeli Birds Are Spying
Hizbullah Claims Capture of Israeli Spy-Bird - Roi Kais
Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV has published images of an eagle which it claimed had an external transmitter attached to its body and an internal transmitter planted in its body.
It claimed that using birds as spies is a well-known Israeli practice, and that wiretapped fowl have been found in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt.
Israel's Nature and Parks Authority said the captured raptor is a Bonelli's Eagle [pictured], a rare and endangered bird that was born in an Israeli breeding center and was released into the wild two years ago.
Tagging birds is a common practice in ornithology as it helps scientists track bird migration routes.