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Russia: Meet the birds of prey that keep watch over the Kremlin03:24

Russia: Meet the birds of prey that keep watch over the Kremlin

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 15, 2018 at 19:24 GMT -00:00 · Published

Kremlin ornithologists demonstrated the predatory skills of their hawks and eagle-owls during the birds’ daily patrol in Moscow on Thursday.

The birds’ main task is to keep away the crows, which pose a danger to the Kremlin’s architectural monuments.

Ornithologist Yulia Karasyova explained that previously the Kremlin was guarded by falcons, but that nowadays the ornithologists work with hawks which are smaller and more effective hunters in urban environments.

Not only do they use hawks, the handlers also employ Filya the eagle-owl, who has been keeping the Kremlin safe since 2012.

The Kremlin ornithologists say they are not afraid of losing their aerial guardians, since “the bird remembers the perimeter which it should not cross, because there won’t be a person that it trusts," Karasyova said.

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Kremlin ornithologists demonstrated the predatory skills of their hawks and eagle-owls during the birds’ daily patrol in Moscow on Thursday.

The birds’ main task is to keep away the crows, which pose a danger to the Kremlin’s architectural monuments.

Ornithologist Yulia Karasyova explained that previously the Kremlin was guarded by falcons, but that nowadays the ornithologists work with hawks which are smaller and more effective hunters in urban environments.

Not only do they use hawks, the handlers also employ Filya the eagle-owl, who has been keeping the Kremlin safe since 2012.

The Kremlin ornithologists say they are not afraid of losing their aerial guardians, since “the bird remembers the perimeter which it should not cross, because there won’t be a person that it trusts," Karasyova said.

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