The use of the drone allowed us to provide a complete chick feed
Ornithologists from Israel through military used a drone to feed the chick bald rash occurs, whose mother died. This is the first successful experience of feeding birds with the help of a drone, reports comments.ua.
Griffons – bird of the Hawk family. Common in southern Europe, North Africa, South and Central Asia. Birds large: weight can reach up to 7 pounds in size up to 1.2 meters in length and 2.3-2.8 m wingspan.
In early June, the female bald rash occurs, which made a nest on one of the rocks in the South of Israel, died, faced with the power line. Chick, who had a few months left with one father, but he could not feed.
Then the representatives of the project “birds of Prey “live” aiming at the preservation of populations of these creatures in Israel came up with the idea to deliver food to the chick using a drone. The drone was developed by XTEND, and led them to the representatives of the Israel defense forces (IDF).
The chick is fed every few days. The drone flew to the nest and threw off a complete food, designed for the young hawks. Chick was not afraid of the device and willingly ate the food. In the video below, released by the project “birds of Prey live”, shows how this happened. The drone in the frame is blurred – apparently at the request of the Israeli military.
Ornithologist Israeli Management of protected areas and parks Ohad Hatzofe notes that this approach allowed to ensure the Chicks nutritious food. And yet — was better than its withdrawal from the slot and the bait in captivity.
26 July, 136 days after hatching of eggs, nestling bald rash occurs independently for the first time soared. Now he will be able to produce their own food. The researchers called the experiment a successful example of how to keep the population of birds of prey.