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  • Heron 112192
  • Name: Eliot
  • Sex: male
  • Ring: 345X
  • Date equipped: April 22nd 2012
  • Place: Kaw marshes
  • Transmitter type: Battery PPT without GPS

20 July 2012, 00:00 : Position 9

Eliot continues its journey and has been located in west of Sinnamary, in some mangroves close to the sea.

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16 juillet 2012, 04h10min : Position 8

On July 16, Eliot is "seen" inside the French Guiana Space Centre, not far from the Ariane 5 launch site. He flied a little more than a hundred kilometres in a linear way and seems to continue its journey to the northwest.

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12 July 2012, 08:05 : Position 7

On July 12, Eliot emits near the village of Matoury, on Cayenne island.

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8 July 2012, 08:35 : Position 6

The breeding seems to be over for Eliot, who left the breeding colony around July 8.

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10 June 2012, 21:24 : Position 5

For the second time, Eliot returned to a site 4km from the coast, which he visited on May 26th.

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3 June 2012, 02:05 : Position 4

For the first time since Eliot left the pond, he returned on June 3rd to the colony, where he emits at 2Aa.m. before joining his favorite place, 8km away.

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26 May 2012, 10:13 : Position 3

On May 26th, Eliot leaves the site at 8km from the pondin order to come closer to the coast. He is now only 4km from the ocean.

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2 May 2012, 21:14 : Position 2

Eliot is the first equipped heron who leaves the colony on April 28th. Four days later he emits again at the same site, 8km between the pond and the sea.

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25 April 2012, 02:21 : Position 1

Equipped with a battery-run Argos PTT on April 22nd, 112192 (commonly known as “Eliot”) emits three days later in the pond where he was captured. The bird is thus alive and the PTT is working, this is good news for the LIFE progam!

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