Two men, aged 34 and 49, were fined a total of €1,000 in separate cases of possession and use of an illegal device which mimics bird sounds to attract prey, police said on Thursday.

The older man was booked €500, after he was found by a patrolling game service officer using of the specific device while hunting in Kamenes area at Neo Chorio in Paphos around 8.40am on Wednesday.

Authorities confiscated six killed wild birds, his hunting shotgun and 20 full cartridges.

Later that day, a 34-year-old man was also booked the same amount as he was found hunting in the ‘Mahouzis’ in Lemonas area with a device mimicking various bird sounds in his possession.