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Diet of Egyptian vulture in Sicily

 Photo: Bruno Berthémy/VCF

A new paper researching the Dietary habits of Egyptian vultures in Sicily has been published recently. The study was based on the analysis of prey remains collected in nests from 2005 to 2009.

More than 50% of prey items were mammals (predominantly Wild Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus), 35% were birds and 10% were domestic poultry. Compared with similar studies done in 1981 and 2002, there were significant differences in diet composition, with an observed reduction of livestock remains and the increase of wild medium size mammals and birds in the diet.

Quest for Egyptian vultures in Albania 2017

To continue the tradition from previous years (e.g see 2012, 2013 and 2014), in April 2017 an international research team composed by members of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria), the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS / BirdLife Greece) and the Association of Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA), aimed its efforts to monitor the status of the Egyptian vulture breeding population in Albania.