A new paper on raptor migration in the Sahara desert has been published in PLoS ONE. It deals with species such as Osprey, Marsh harrier, Egyptian vulture and Short-toed eagle and highlights the importance of wind conditions to increase flight speed during the crossing of this ecological barrier.
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- Mellone U, Klaassen RHG, García-Ripollés C, Limiñana R, López-López P, Pavón D, Strandberg R, Urios V, Vardakis M, Alerstam T (2012). Interspecific Comparison of the Performance of Soaring Migrants in Relation to Morphology, Meteorological Conditions and Migration Strategies. PLoS ONE 7(7): e39833. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039833.