It is believed that releasing them next season will help them with better adaptation and provide them with enough experience and time to cope with their first migration, which is the most deadly challenge for young Egyptian vultures
in the Balkans.
A biology team from the University of Barcelona (UB) has marked a number of Egyptian vultures
with GPS emitters in order to conduct tracking of their movements, their use of space, and the migration process.
The organisation disclosed it had tagged 13 Egyptian vultures
Breeding phenology of the Egyptian vulture
. World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls.
2007: Factors influencing breeding density of Bearded Vultures, Egyptian Vultures
and Eurasian Griffon Vultures in Catalonia (NE Spain): management implications.
APP learnt on Friday that Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Quetta that stretches over 32,500 acres of land, habitats a large number of species of animals and birds including -Chiltan wildgoat or Markhor, Suleiman Markhor, Urial sheep, wolf, Jackal, Red fox, and Desert hare, species of birds include Houbara bustard, Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture
, Honey buzzard, Laggar falcon, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk, Scops owl, Common cuckoo, European bee-eater, Rock partridge, European nightjar, Long-billed pipit, Orphean warbler, Variable wheatear, Blue rock thrush, Stonechat, and Lichtensteins desert finch and reptiles- Monitor lizard, Russells viper, Saw scaled viper and Spiny tailed lizard.
It is an Egyptian Vulture
, a species officially declared endangered, now taking its turn in the sultry late afternoon air.
They also found two golden eagle eggs, two honey buzzard eggs and four Egyptian vulture
eggs along with a stuffed rare Montagu's harrier, four owls, a marsh harrier and a honey buzzard.
Studies indicate that Jebel Hafit is habitat to around 118 species of plant, 18 species of mammal (including the Arabian tahr, an endangered wild goat and some living troglobites, which might be unique to the ancient cave passages in Jebel Hafit), 140 species of bird (including the threatened Egyptian vulture
) and over 10 different species of reptiles.
"Are you sure there was an Egyptian vulture
in your front garden?" the local RSPB representative asked.
In the case of the endangered Egyptian vulture
(Neophron percnopterus), it has been reported that vulture restaurants help the maintenance of breeding pairs and even that the breeding success of neighbor pairs to these food sources was higher in comparison to other pairs in the Ebro valley (Grande et al.
Birds of prey are also prominent in the invasion and they include a major surprise, an Egyptian vulture
, that in a normal year might have been assumed to have escaped from a zoo.