The centre's Craig Wesson explained: "Black vultures
normally pair for life and although Barry and Vanessa have lived together for many years, they were never really a pair.
He said that the absence of vultures
can lead to the rise in rabies and other diseases which have been eliminated after a long struggle by the governments.
While others might just consider them gross, people like Louise Shimmel regard vultures
as grossly misunderstood.
All 25 vultures
born this year have survived and all of them have completed their first flight, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of the Birds informs.
, feeding stations and sanitary legislation: a conflict and its consequences from the perspective of conservation biology.
We genetically analyzed influenza A (H5N1) viruses from Burkina Faso poultry and the first gene sequences obtained from African wild birds, hooded vultures
The slender-billed vulture
is one of several vulture
species in Asia that have been driven to the brink of extinction across its entire range due to diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug used for cattle that is highly toxic to vultures
have declined by between 97% and 99% and scientists did not expect the birds to breed in captivity until at least 2008.
Deaths of two other birds--a Eurasian black vulture
, which was the only bird in the study treated with ibuprofen, and one of Africa's lappet-faced vultures
, the only bird that got phenylbutazone--caused the researchers to call for more investigation.
GRIFFITH PARK - The Cape Griffon vultures
spread their wings, craned their necks and groaned before a tumbling cascade of ground meat and dead rats.
The 'Animals: Desert' series focuses on desert creatures with the same bilingual format/age range reached for Gila Monsters (083-6848276) and its Spanish bilingual Mostruos De Gila (0836848411), Vultures
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is a comprehensive reference to over three hundred species of diurnal birds of prey around the world, from hawks and eagles to vultures
: any birder who wants more than the basic identification handbook should consider this a 'must' Author Scott Weidensaul is a lifelong raptor enthusiast and licensed bird-bander specializing in birds of prey: his title covers everything from raptor evolution and behavior to migration and environmental threats.
Increasing populations of turkey vultures
(Cathartes aura) and black vultures
(Coragyps atratus) cause concerns for human health and safety in areas where large roosting concentrations occur.
Hlane reportedly has the largest density of tree-nesting vultures
in all of Southern Africa.
mainly inhabit North and South America.