A red kite has died after being caught in an illegal gin trap.
The RSPCA launched an appeal for information after the bird was found in the trap on Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, on 7 May.
The bird, which is legally protected, was taken to a vet with injuries including broken legs. It was put down to prevent further suffering.
Gin traps are spring-operated and while not illegal to own, they are illegal to set and use.
The RSPCA say the traps are indiscriminate, meaning victims can just as easily be a family pet as a wild animal.