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Friday, June 9, 2017

Egyptian vulture turns up

After 40 day sof silence, the Egyptian vulture we are tracking has turned up!  It seems that this bird has probably been staying within the confines of the Wadi Sareen Reserve, where mobile phone coverage is limited.  I must admit that I was worried. Given this bird's age I would not think that would be a breeder, rather that it stayed in Wadi Sareen because it offered cooler, shady roosting sites during the summer. It should, however, be noted that the incubation period for Egyptian vultures is 39-45 days.  Below is a map of the movements since 2 June, when it reappeared.

I'll update the blog about Steppe eagles in the coming days, so check back.

Movements of an Egyptian vulture during 2-9 June 2017.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear that it is up again.
    I notice that it spent a lot of time around Daygah Dam. Maybe it is cooler during this very hot summer.