During the monitoring of the occupied Egyptian vulture breeding territories in 2013 in Bulgaria and Greece, it was found that two birds marked with green rings formed pairs.
One of the birds was observed for first time on 19.4.2013 in northeastern Bulgaria with a green ring on the left leg and metal ring on the right one. The observed marked bird is probably female and the pair started to incubate on 7th of May. Green rings on the left leg and metal rings on the right leg have been used by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds to mark juvenile Egyptian vultures in 2008. These are first evidences for participation of birds from this generation in the breeding season.
The second bird formed a pair in northeastern Greece, but in this bird the green ring is on the right leg. We hope to find out soon the origin of this Egyptian vulture and if there is an active nest.
We hope the number of recoveries of ringed birds to increase and wish successful breeding season of young parents!