The second generation of black vulture of the pre-Pyrenees is already here!

Posted on 14/07/2015
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The first chick of the second generation of the pre-Pyrenees colony is the fruit of the union of an french exogenous vulture and a vulture born in the catalonian colony.

 

Black vulture in Boumort. ©  Boumort-Alinyà Team

Black vulture in Boumort. © Boumort-Alinyà Team

News like this congratulated us because confirms one of the objectives of the project to achieve a connection between the French and iberian colonies and, on the other hand, confirms the healthy state of our colony.

Thanks to the monitoring undertaken by field technicians Gerard Plana (Trenca) and Émilie Delepoulle (Grefa) we could see that the couple formed by Coma, born in Boumort (Catalonia) in 2012, and Quasimodo, born in Grandes Causes (France) in the same year, frequented alternatively the different supply points in the area; a fact that made us think about the possibility that the couple was incubating somewhere in the National Hunting Reserve of Boumort.

 

Quasimodo. © Boumort-Alinyà Team

Quasimodo. © Boumort-Alinyà Team

It was, at the beginning of week, and against all odds, when the field technician of Trenca, Gerard Plana,  localized the nest with the french vulture (Quasimodo) and the chick.

The birth of this chick is a great success in this project because it was only 8 years of the first releases in the National Hunting Reserve of Boumort. It is so interesting too because the male born in France as the female born in the pre-pyrenees catalan, are adults of 4th year, too young to reproduce.

 

Coma. ©Boumort-Alinyà Team

Coma. ©Boumort-Alinyà Team

In this way, in the year 2015 have been formed 12 couples, 10 of them began to incubate with the result of 5 chicks.  3 of these chicks have come forward, as well as in 2014, a fact that make us look ahead with optimism and enthusiasm!

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The reintroduction project of the Black Vulture in the Pyrenees is 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 staff of the Espai Natura Muntanya d’Alinyà and the rangers of the NHR of Boumort. The Estació Biològica del Pallars Jussà carries out several educational actions related to the project.

REE is markedly engaged in financing the transmitters that allow us to radio track the black vultures from the project.

To learn more about the project, you can visit the section Reintroduction of the black vulture (Aegypius monachus) in the Pyrenees in this same web page.

promoters:

Sponsors of the reintroduction project

 

 

technical advice and execution:

Sponsors of the reintroduction project

 

 

environmental education:

Environmental education

 

 

related links:

DAAM:
Buitre negro

FUNDACIÓ CATALUNYA - LA PEDRERA:
Territori i medi ambient

GREFA:
Reintroducción del buitre negro en los Pirineos

TRENCA:
Black Vulture

 

 

with the collaboration of:

Sponsors of the reintroduction project

 

 

participate by donating black vultures:

(coming from wildlife rehabilitation centres)

Sponsors of the reintroduction project

 

 

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