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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mid-April 2015

In recent days the vulture we have been tracking has moved south and has been spending its time near Quriyat, or more accurately near the Quriyat rubbish dump. The Quriyat rubbish dump, like the one at Muscat, is a good place to see vultures.  In the last 8 months or so, the dump has been being upgraded and modernized, but vultures like ours still visit it.  We already know that the Muscat dump, which is probably the most modern in the country is visited on a daily basis by many scavenging birds, including Endangered Egyptian vultures and Vulnerable Lappet-faced vultures, both of which are resident in Oman.

Movements in mid-April 2015 of an Egyptian vulture fitted with a satellite-received transmitter

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