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Tests show golden eagle found dead in Lochaber poisoned

Golden eagle
Image caption The killing of a golden eagle is the latest incident of poisoning in the area

A golden eagle that was found dead near Morar in Lochaber was poisoned, according to the results of tests done at a Scottish government laboratory.

RSPB Scotland said it was the third known eagle poisoning incident in the area in the past 10 years.

Two white-tailed sea eagles were previously found poisoned.

The latest bird was discovered in March and the results of a post-mortem examination have now been released. They show banned pesticides were used.

RSPB Scotland, Northern Constabulary and the National Wildlife Crime Unit have appealed for information on the incident.

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