Ringed „Bulgarian“ Egyptian vulture was observed in Turkey

09.08.2012
Two years later

In July 2012 close to a rubbish dump place in North Turkey an young Egyptian vulture with color ring was observed and photographed from MME (BirdLife Hungary) team. The ring was placed from BSPB experts in 2010 to an young from the territory of Nature Park „Rusenski Lom“ in Bulgaria. This is the only bird that is secondary observed from 25  marked vultures  in 2010. The Bulgarian vultures migratory flyway pass through Turkey and the rubbish dump are very important for their feeding and rest. The first 2 years the Egyptian vultures spend in Africa and after that usually are heading north to their birth places.
We wish to „our“ bird good luck and hopefully see it back in Bulgaria very soon. We expect from it (till 3-4 years) a new nest and a new strong and healthy generation of Bulgarian Egyptian vultures.
During this year in Northern Bulgaria are active only 8 pairs. The globally threatened species survival depends from that successfully migrated birds and people at all.
The Egyptian vulture is globally threatened species that is declining very fast. The population in Bulgaria is only 29 pairs. During the period 2008 – 2010 BSPB ringed 77 young from which after the process were observed only 7. In 2005 two birds in Eastern Rodops were marked. Now they formed one of the most successful pairs in Bulgaria.
If you see somewhere Egyptian vultures with colorful rings from Bulgaria, please, contact us and help this way to know more about this rare birds.
We are very grateful to Marton Horvath and Istvan Beres (ММЕ/Birdlife Hungary) for sharing this information with us.

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The breeding performance of the Egyptian Vulture population in Bulgaria is among the highest in Europe

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