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A study of the modern red kite population in Wales has revealed a north/south genetic divide that runs along the Towy Valley.
This is one of the findings of a study of the genetic status of the red kite in Wales by Aberystwyth University postgraduate student Ilze Skujina.
The research was undertaken as part of a project to provide guidance on the long-term conservation of the red kite.
DNA was collected from feathers cast off by the birds.
The molecule acts like a bar-code and provides geneticists with information about the relations between populations and individuals.
I was not only able to reconfirm that the modern Welsh kite population still fall into a Northern and Southern groups (as had been detected in the 1980s using the single genetic fingerprint probe available at the time) but also detect a genetic difference between the older Central-Welsh and the relatively new Red kite population in Shropshire and Herefordshire