New paper published on the spatial ecology of the endangered Egyptian vulture in Spain

Food predictability determines space use of endangered vultures - Lopez-Lopez et al. 2014
Lopez_Lopez et al Ecol Appl 2014.pdf
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A new paper was published this week on space use/home range of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Spain. The authors concluded that food availability, and principally, food predictability, determines ranging behavior of this species. Interestingly, places located far from nesting sites were used more frequently than some areas located closer. Their results also emphasized the importance of anthropogenic predictable sources of food (mainly vulture restaurants) in shaping the space use of this species.


You can download the paper above.


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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Renee Johnson (Saturday, 28 June 2014 23:00)

    I live in Missouri so we do not have the Old World Vultures here. However, the world is getting smaller and you have a lot of good information here that is of benefit for our vultures here. May I share this information and give reference back to your paper?

  • #2

    vulturefoundation (Tuesday, 01 July 2014 09:49)

    Hi Renee

    Thanks for your interest. Of course you can share our information.

    kind regards




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