A shot marsh harrier found dead in Mizieb was collected by Administrative Law Enforcement officers on Sunday afternoon after Raptor Camp volunteers were led to the location by a member of public who stumbled upon the carcass while out for a walk.

BirdLife said in a statement the bird had shotgun wounds to the belly and right.

It was found in an area of the public woodland managed as a "hunting reserve" by the Federation of Hunters, Trappers and Conservationists (FKNK).

BirdLife said anyone witnessing illegal hunting should call the police on 112, 2294 2161/62/63 or 119.

Should one find an injured wild bird, one can contact BirdLife Malta on 2134 7644 –

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