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Latest Egyptian Vulture Stories

2013-11-06 12:29:31

Satellite Biotelemetry Company gives 8 satellite Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs) and 8 GSM Cellular Transmitter Terminals (CTTs) to contribute toward conservation of vultures, geese, and eagles. WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- North Star Science and Technology, LLC has recently concluded its bi-annual Grant Program; initiated in 2003 and managed by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC). North Star's Grant Program provides 8 free satellite Platform Transmitter...

2010-12-13 13:05:58

The Egyptian vulture population of the Canary Islands was established following the arrival of the first human settlers who brought livestock to the islands. A genetic comparison of Iberian and Canarian birds, published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, found that the Egyptian vulture population in the Canary Islands was likely established around 2500 years ago "“ around the same time as humans began to colonise the islands. Rosa Agudo worked with a team of...

Latest Egyptian Vulture Reference Libraries

2006-03-01 10:48:43

The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is a small Old World vulture and the only member of the genus Neophron. Egyptian Vultures are scavengers, feeding off carrion for the most part. However, they will occasionally prey on small mammals and eggs when the opportunity presents itself. Adult birds measure 85 cm from the point of the beak to the extremity of the tail and 1.7m between the tips of the wings. Weight reaches about 2.1 kilograms. The adult's plumage is black and white....

2006-03-01 07:34:38

PHOTO CAPTION:Nubian Vulture or Lappet-faced Vulture Old World vultures belong to the family Accipitridae. They are not considered to be related to the superficially similar New World vultures and condors, and do not share that group's good sense of smell. The similarities between the two groups are due to convergent evolution rather than a close relationship. Vultures are scavengers and feed mostly from the carcasses of dead animals which they find exclusively by sight. A particular...

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