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Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy New Year

It's been a while since I have updated the blog on the Egyptian vulture we have been tracking.  We passed a milestone since the last blog post in that the tagged bird has now been followed for more over a year, in which time we have collected almost 4000 locations.  Below is a map of what it has been doing over that time.  This bird was often at rubbish dumps and landfills at Al Multaqaa, Tahwa and Ibra, and often roosted at night in the Wadi Sareen Nature Reserve.  During the days it often perched on the high voltage power pylons.

Movements of a sub-adult Egyptian vulture during 2016.
Since New Year, the vulture has been hanging out near the Tahwa Landfill that serves Sur. See the two images below.  The second image shows that the vulture has been a regular visitor to the landfill.

Movements of subadult Egyptian vulture during 1-24 Jan 2017.

Use of the Tahwa Engineered Landfill by a tagged Egyptian vulture during 1-24 Jan 2017.

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