Saturday, September 28, 2013

A new breeding pair of Egyptian Vulture in Southern Italy

After ten years a breeding pair of Egyptian Vultures has nested in the "Gravina of Laterza". An impressive canion valley located in Apulia, southern Italy. The chick was born in late June while he fledged in September, a bit later for this species that starts the migration in late August. This is a great piece of  news because the italian population of this species is dramatically declining and less than ten pairs are still active. 
This nest was found and monitored from our member Gianpasquale Chiatante who is carrying out a Ph.D. at the University of Pavia on the study of bird communities of the Bari Province in Apulia. Here following three amazing picuters taken by Gianpasquale with the valley of Laterza, the chick in the nest and the two adults.

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