Already banded the five chicks of Black Vulture born this season in the Catalan Pyrenees

Posted on 03/08/2017
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At the begining of July the five chicks of Black Vulture born this year in Catalonia (Boumort Reserve, Prepyrenees of Lleida) were banded. This colony is the only one in the whole Pyrenees, and it was created thanks to the BV Reintroduction Project started in 2008.

 

12 of the 14 territorial pairs at the begining of the breeding season layed eggs and of these, seven hatched and five arrived at the end of their development. The chicks were banded when they were 80 days old.

They were equipped with GPS and GSM transmitters, fixed on their backs using an harness, put by a specialized ringer.

The data that these devices generate is really important since it allows the biologist to track every single movement of the black vultures and so, study the juvenile dispersion areas and threats of the Catalan BV colony as well as finding the birds in case of accident or death.

One of the good news this year is that two pairs with some failed breeding attempts last seasons, have been able to raise their chicks finally.

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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. GREFA and Trenca are involved in the assisment and implementation of the Project, together with the staff of the NHR of Boumort. Obra Social “La Caixa” (with the support of Generalitat de Catalunya) Fundación Biodiversidad 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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