The first Black Vulture chick of this season in the Catalonian pre-Pyrenees it’s here!

Posted on 27/04/2016
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The couple of french origin formed by Montenegro and Pline has been the first to get to incubate and the first to give birth to a chick.

 

A black vulture (Aegypius monachus) in the nest in catalonian pre-Pyrenees.© Boumort-Alinyà work-team

A black vulture (Aegypius monachus) in the nest in catalonian pre-Pyrenees.© Boumort-Alinyà work-team

At the end of 2015 the Black Vulture colony suffered four tragic deaths, three of which were partners. This created instability in the breeding colony and uncertainty in the management team of the project for the reintroduction of black vulture in the Pyrenees.

But these doubts were quickly dispelled when it was found (at the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016) that these casualties were quickly replaced, in two of the affected couples, by other individuals in the colony of the catalonian pre-Pyrenees.

With this good omen the rest of the individuals of the breeding colony in the NHR of Boumort continued pairing. Now, are already ten breeding couples in this year 2016 and It’s possible that will add a couple more to this ten!.

 

A Black vulture (Aegypius monachus) flying around a Supplementary Feeding Point (SFP) in pre-Pyrenees of Lleida.© Boumort-Alinyà work

A Black vulture (Aegypius monachus) flying around a Supplementary Feeding Point (SFP) in pre-Pyrenees of Lleida.© Boumort-Alinyà work.

The first of these couples to start the incubation period was the French-born couple (Montenegro and Pline), which, for second year in a row, has chosen the Catalonian Pyrenees to breed. And it was not only the first to incubate but it was also the first couple bringing a new chick to the colony!

On the other hand, due to a behavior problems and natural origin causes, two couples have lost the egg, though, as they are still in time, we hope that they could lay a new egg.

If all keeps the natural way, we hope for more couple to establish themselves and for more chicks to be born soon into the growing colony.

 

An exoiberic individual of black vulture (Aegypius monachus) in catalonian Pyrenees.© Boumort-Alinyà work-team

An individual of black vulture (Aegypius monachus) in catalonian Pyrenees.© Boumort-Alinyà work-team

To see the video of a couple of black vultures incubating visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mHExP7RKgU and in the videos sectión of the Trenca’s website http://trenca.org/en/videos-eng/

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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 NHR of Boumort. Obra Social “La Caixa” (with the support of Generalitat de Catalunya) and REE participate in a remarkable manner to the financing of the project.

 

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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