Iliaz broke a new record for the Balkan Egyptian vultures

16.03.2017
Iliaz in Boma National Park - a relatively save and reach of resources area to settle during winter.

Tagged in 2012 in Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria), now almost 5 years old and the only survivor out of 22 wild juvenile Egyptian vultures marked in the frame of the project “The Return of the Neophron”, Iliaz is now wintering in Boma National Park, South Sudan, just 100 km from Kenya. This is the southernmost ever record of wintering Egyptian vultures from the Balkans.

So far, Iliaz was unique among all tagged birds by staying for three years on the wintering grounds before coming back to the natal areas. And now it added this new record to its “CV”. Its wintering home range in Boma National Park is ca. 8,500 sq. km, reach of water, vegetation and wildlife - a relatively save and reach of resources area to settle.

Soon Iliaz will get the age for breeding so, GO ILIAZ, GO AND KEEP SURVIVING!

You could follow the journey of Iliaz here.

Landscape in Boma National Park through the eyes of Iliaz - an area reach of water, vegetation and wildlife.
Landscape in Boma National Park trough the eyes of Iliaz. The area is an important shelter also for other vulture species, such as the Ruppell's.
In its wintering area, Iliaz is roosting on threes.
Iliaz wintering range (ca 8,500 km sq) in South Sudan.
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