Tue

23

Dec

2014

Tizón is spending Xmas in Senegal!

Tizón - the Egyptian vulture tagged on the 24th September in the Sierra de Hornachos (Extremadura, Spain) - decided to spend Xmas in Senegal. After a foray into Burkina Faso, Tizón had returned to its familiar spot on the Mauritania-Mali border, but it has now moved further west.

Tizón was found disoriented and suffering malnutrition last August in Extremadura. After a short period of rehabilitation it was released with a tag, set up by the Junta de Extremadura, AMUS and the VCF. The Egyptian Vulture is a globally endangered species, and Spain is one of its strongholds – between 1300 and 1500 pairs breed there, of which 170 in Extremadura.

Tizón has quickly migrated through Morocco and Mauritania but then spent three weeks in October on the Mauritania-Mali border. He has then toured around, almost reaching Bamako, Mali´s capital, and also flew east, into Burkina Faso, before returning west to the Mali-Mauritania border, and now into Senegal.

To be continued!


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