The sixth pair of black vultures is formed in the Lleida Pre-Pyrenees

Posted on 05/04/2013

Aiguaneix and Ares. © José Antonio Peña


And this is the sixth!

By the end of March, thanks to the intensive tracking done by the wildlife technicians, it has ben confirmed that the sixth Black Vulture pair is formed. These are Aiguaneix (female) and Ares (male), who were released by the end of July 2012. Since they were released, already eight months ago, the two individuals have remained loyal to the Boumort-Alinyà reintroduction area.

Inside of the acclimatization facilities, where they stayed for almost sixteen months, they always showed a matching attitude one to another. After recovering freedom, with the excitement of flying over the mountains, they lost the bond they had. Seven months later and after having choosen the Pre-Pyrenees as their setting area, they have met again.

The two individuals, still immature, have got the rest of the year to strengthen and to consolidate their relationship, which will be a deciding factor to maybe begin the 2014 breeding season.

The reintroduction of the Black Vulture in the Pyrenees is a programme promoted by the Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca, Alimentació i Medi Natural de la Generalitat de Catalunya and by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera. GREFA and Trenca are involved in the assisment and implementation of the Project, toghether with the Alinyà Natural Site staff and the rangers of the NHR of Boumort. REE is markedly engaged in financing the transmitters that allow us to radio track the black vultures from the project.


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