Tests carried out on dead golden eagle
A police investigation was launched yesterday into the death of a Golden Eagle.
Wildlife crime experts are carrying out tests to find out if the bird's death is suspicious.
The eagle was found in the Highlands of Scotland in the Suilven area, south west of Lochinver.
It has been sent to the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency laboratory in Inverness for tests to establish whether the death is suspicious.
Northern Constabulary said it was investigating with officials from the RSPB.
A police spokesman said there was no evidence of poisoning, but asked for anyone with information to come forward.
Bob Elliot, senior investigations officer with RSPB Scotland, added: "We hope there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death, not least because this area has a good track record, with little wildlife crime.
"It is also a fantastic location to spot some of our most iconic wildlife, which makes a great contribution to the local economy."
Golden Eagles are now mainly found in mountain areas, with the majority in Britain located in the Highlands.
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