France has eased bird flu restrictions to 'moderate' from 'high' after two months without an outbreak on any farm in the country, its agriculture ministry said on Saturday.

"The lowering of the risk level allows, on one hand, the ducks to go out again and, on the other hand, the possibility for other poultry to be outside without any restriction," the ministry added.

(Reporting by Sybille de la Hamaide and Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Alexander Smith)