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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mid May 2015

The vulture we have been tracking has fallen into a steady routine.  It seems to divide its time mostly between the rubbish dump at Quriyat, the coast, a roost site inland and the area around the village of Hayl al Ghaf.  While this seems pretty unexciting, most of what we know about the movements of Egyptian vultures is from migratory populations and breeders.  This is a non-breeding bird.  Although non-breeders are often viewed as of secondary importance, obviously without surviving immature birds there would be no future generations of breeding adults.  For this reason, these data are useful for conservation.

Movements of immature vulture during early May 2015.

Zoomed view of map above showing the use of the coast, the local rubbish dump, the area around Hayl al Ghaf and a roost site at a communications tower.

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