ABSTRACT To date, most of the Lesser Spotted Eagles Aquila pomarina that we have tracked by satellite telemetry migrated in autumn along a direct route from Israel to Africa, via Suez (Egypt). In both 1997 and 1998, however, one adult female was tracked to the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, and from there flew north again to Suez. Only one other adult eagle is known to have flown south over

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