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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Egyptian vulture in Wadi Sareen

The vulture we have been tracking, which is now about 2 years of age was near Quriyat during the beginning of this week, moved up to a location between Al Hajar and Yiti on the 20th and 21st, then moved back down to Quriyat.  After that it moved west and was last located (26 May) in the mountains of the Wadi Sareen Reserve, east of Tool.  Although no comprehensive survey of Wadi Sareen for Egyptian vultures has been made,  The reserve and the rest of the eastern Hajar Mountains likely hold a healthy breeding population of this globally endangered species.  It seems also that the mountains are used in the winter by vultures that have migrated to Oman from northern areas.  Of course, the Wadi Sareen Reserve is well known for its population of a globally endangered mammal species, the Arabian Tahr.

Movements of a two year old Egyptian vulture, most recently located in the Wadi Sareen  Reserve, which is managed by the Office for Conservation of the Environment.

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