The Bearded Vulture breeding trio in Ecrins laid an egg for the 3rd consecutive year

The breeding trio in Ecrins © Cathy Ribot/Envergures alpines
The breeding trio in Ecrins © Cathy Ribot/Envergures alpines

In 2018, vulture lovers and conservationists rejoiced  when after more than a century of no successful breeding of Bearded Vultures in Park National de Ecrins, a Bearded Vulture hatched and fledged! The Bearded Vulture breeding trio responsible for this fantastic outcome has now laid an egg in the area for the 3rd year in a row - how wonderful!

 

The breeding trio laid an egg again

A member of the breeding trio © Cathy Ribot/Envergures alpines
A member of the breeding trio © Cathy Ribot/Envergures alpines

For the third consecutive year, the trio of Bearded Vultures of the Haut-Dauphiné has laid an egg! This time, the laying took place on 2 January, a few days earlier compared to the previous years.  

 

Now, the parents of the trio will share, more or less equally, the brooding responsibilities, which last an average of 54 days. Studies have shown that Bearded Vulture females and males usually share this task equally. 

 

New sensibility zone

The trio has now chosen a new nesting area in the same sector. To protect the nest, Envergures alpines together with Le Parc national des Ecrins formed a major sensibility zone, in order to preserve the tranquillity and improve the chances of hatching success. 

Good luck to the trio and the team monitoring these vultures! We hope the egg successfully hatches and fledges just like its siblings, Muzelle and Emparis, have done so in the past.

 

 

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