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ABS Birding forum => Birds and Birding => Topic started by: Eva Bratek on September 14, 2010, 12:39:39 pm

Title: Last breeding pair of Egyptian Vulture in Malaga Province died
Post by: Eva Bratek on September 14, 2010, 12:39:39 pm
It was in  the Ronda local  newspaper last week, and both SEO and Silvema were sending information about it immediately. Apparently both male and female died, one was too decomposed to analyze if it had been poisoned and the other adult tested positive for poison (strong pesticide used in baits by farmers and meant for foxes and birds of prey). There was a 2 month old chick in the nest, its wherebouts are unknown.

Here is a link in English from Olive Press, it seems quite accurate, just ignore the personal war someone is waging in comments underneath:

http://www.theolivepress.es/2010/09/06/egyptian-vultures-extinct/

Title: Re: Last breeding pair of Egyptian Vulture in Malaga Province died
Post by: harryabbott on September 30, 2010, 01:25:04 pm
Hi Eve,
There is a little more detail in the spanish report (see Birds and Birding section on this site). They report two remaining breeding pairs. One pair near Casares and the other near Cortes de la Frontera.
 Funnily enough the english version of Sur  translating the same report records them as two non breeding pairs which I think is incorrect.
 Peter Jones has also located another breeding pair this year on the Cadiz /Malaga boundary.

Harry
Title: Re: Last breeding pair of Egyptian Vulture in Malaga Province died
Post by: mike in Jerez on October 02, 2010, 07:49:19 pm
Although not Andalusian birds, there is an interesting wwf website (in Spanish)starring 4 Egyptian Vultures, equipped with transmitters, which in September flew from the north west of Segovia province to Mauritania. The address is:
www.elviajedelalimoche.com This information appeared in today`s El PaĆ­s newspaper.
mike
Title: Re: Last breeding pair of Egyptian Vulture in Malaga Province died
Post by: Peter on October 03, 2010, 11:28:18 am
Hi everyone,

Think Mike's post is really interesting, the thread well worth looking at.

Peter
Title: Re: Last breeding pair of Egyptian Vulture in Malaga Province died
Post by: mike in Jerez on November 08, 2010, 10:24:50 am
There was an interesting item on Canal Sur TV news yesterday regarding an Egyptian Vulture (alimoche) born in Jerez zoo in June. The chick, named Brandy(!), was flown to Italy in August , released there and is now in Niger. You can read about this bird at http://www.capovaccaio.it/sito2/index.htm and follow Brandy at http://www.zoobotanicojerez.com/index.php?id=2178

You can read a reasonably good English version on the Jerez zoo website, although I have suggested they substitute "carrion- eating raptor" for "greedy ghoul"