A man has been charged with killing a sparrowhawk in the Scottish Highlands.
Police officers were alerted to an incident on land near Inverness.
Following an investigation, a 22-year-old man has been charged with wildlife crime.
A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
Detective Chief Superintendent Laura McLuckie, of Police Scotland’s wildlife team, said:
“We are committed to tackling wildlife crime in the Highlands and work closely with a range of partners to ensure all incidents are thoroughly investigated.
“We know this is an issue which concerns many people in communities across the region and I would encourage anyone who has concerns about wildlife crime in their area to call Police Scotland on 101.”