Malaysian eagles are nesting in towers instead of trees

A white-bellied sea eagle collecting material to build a nest in a transmission tower in Terengganu. More and more of these protected birds of prey are choosing the manmade structures for homes instead of available trees. — ANUAR MCAFEE

THE eagle has landed. But in a rather awkward place....

In Terengganu, white-bellied sea eagles are landing – and nesting – on transmission towers put up by energy and telecommunications companies. And it’s not for a lack of trees, either.

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