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Mauro Santini

I'm a student of Environmental Sciences at the Univesity "La Sapienza" in Rome.
I always had a strong passion for the environment and animals, how everything works and changes, always with a practical point of view. I've always been interested in birds, and mainly raptors, both diurnal and nocturnal, which I consider as "magic" animals, almost totemic.
In summer 2010 I was involved with Giacomo and Carlo in the "nests and pylons" project, for which I controlled mainly the nest boxes of rollers and scops owls. Furthermore, I measured and ringed together with Carlo all chicks of these species and a few kestrels as well. Together with Carlo, I was also responsible of the images of the scops owl and roller webcams that could be found at