Last information about the tagged Egyptian vultures

15.01.2015
© Javier Elorriaga

We continue to follow with interest the movements of the tagged with satellite transmitters young Egyptian vultures and ... Castor:

Castor - the only Egyptian vulture, which was tagged with a satellite transmitter not as a young bird in the nest, but when he was four years old, founded poisoned in Greece, but rescued and released. Just a few months later he proved that he was fully recovered as traveled more than 4,500 kilometers to his winter ground in Afar, Ethiopia. Currently he is still there - in the southern part of the country.

Lefkipos - tagged in 2012 in Dadia, Greece, is still in Sudan - on the border with South Sudan.

Iliaz - tagged in 2012 in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria, for two months inhabits a very small area between Nigeria and Chad.

Sanie, tagged in 2013 near Madjarovo, in this moment is located near the Fitri Lake in Chad.

Dobromir - tagged in 2012 in Northern Bulgaria, is still in Eastern Sudan near Kassala, without moving long distances, unlike the spring of 2014, when he took one of the longest documented Egyptian vultures’ journeys covered more than 20 thousands km in five months, crossing 17 countries on 3 continents.

The satellite transmitter of Volen, which was tagged in 2012 in Northern Bulgaria didn’t broadcast from 29 September 2014; the last data from the transmitter is from central Egypt.

Follow all Egyptian vultures with satellite transmitters here.

Castor, © Thanos Kastritis
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