Young Egyptian vulture was tagged with a satellite transmitter in Eastern Rhodopes

22.08.2016

On August 5, a team of BSPB tagged with a satellite transmitter young Egyptian vulture, hatched earlier this year in Eastern Rhodopes.

The bird is a child of Boris – the vulture tagged with a satellite transmitter in 2015. After some weeks, the adult and the young birds will begin a trip to their winter grounds in Africa. By the satellite transmitters, we aim to find out whether parents and their young migrate together or separately.

The juvenile Egyptian vulture made its first flight on August 15 – the big Christian holiday “Assumption”. There came the idea to name the vulture – Maria.

Soon, the Maria’s satellite transmitter will start sending signals, and everyone will be able to follow her and the other tagged vultures during their migration here.

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