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Fears grow for Argyll’s corncrakes

mlaing@obantimes.co.uk

CORNCRAKES, one of Scotland’s rarest breeding birds, are becoming increasingly vulnerable following a fall in their numbers for the third year running, RSPB Scotland has warned.

In 2017, only 866 calling males were recorded during RSPB Scotland’s annual survey. This is a drop of 17 per cent from 2016, and down 33 per cent from the 2014 high of 1,289 males. In the Argyll islands, which hold 55 per cent of the UK’s corncrake population, the situation was varied between islands, but overall, only 493 calling males were recorded, an 18 per cent decline from last year.

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