A family of red kites, a protected species in Denmark, has been found poisoned by a banned substance.
Four of the rare birds – two adults and two chicks old enough to fly – were found at their nest at Aunsbjerg near the town of Silkeborg, reports Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR)
The animals were poisoned with the banned insecticide parathion, according to the report.
The substance has been banned in Denmark since 2003
- Date of seizure: September 19, 2017
- Numbers of seized birds: 4
- Country: Denmark
- Species: Red Kite (Milvus milvus)