Egyptian vulture

Egyptian vulture


Literature Egyptian Vulture
[order] Falconiformes |

Egyptian Vulture determination[order] Falconiformes | [family] Accipitridae | [latin] Neophron percnopterus | [UK] Egyptian Vulture | [FR] Vautour percnoptère | [DE] Schmutzgeier | [ES] Alimoche Común | [IT] Capovaccaio | [NL] Aasgier

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Necrosyrtes percnopterus
  2. Neophron percnopterus percnopterus Nepal to s India
  3. Neophron percnopterus majorensis Canary Is.
  4. Neophron percnopterus ginginianus s Europe, Middle East, Africa
  5. Neophron percnopterus AF, EU, OR w AF to India, s Spain to c Asia


Use of alternative nests for clutch replacement In the Egyptian Vulture Neophron Percnopterus
Author(s): Martínez, F. & Blanco, G.
Abstract: Many single-brooded bird species may raise young from replacement clutches after failing
in an initial attempt. The rate of clutch replacement among raptors varies depending on their size, latitude and food abundance. In temperate regions it seems t..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 49(2), 2002, 297-299
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Sex identification in the Egyptian Vulture by plow cytometry and cytogenetics
Author(s): DELIA CAVALLA et al
Abstract: The genome size and sex of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), a sexually monomorphic bird, were identified from blood samples by the use of flow cytometry (FCM). This technique allowed evaluation of the slightly higher amount of DNA conten..[more]..
Source: The Condor 99:829-832
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Migrations and sojourn in Africa of Egyptian vultures ( Neophron percnopterus) tracked by satellite
Author(s): Bernd-U. Meyburg, Max Gallardo, Christiane Meyburg, Elena Dimitrova
Abstract: By means of satellite telemetry, the migrations of three young Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus) from France and Bulgaria were studied and data obtained (over 4,300 Argos locations) to describe movement patterns, timing of migration, routes f..[more]..
Source: J Ornithol (2004) 145: 273-280
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Food of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
in Biscay

Author(s): HIDALGO S et al
Abstract: We studied the diet of the Egyptian Vulture in Biscay, northern
Iberian Peninsula, between 2000-2003. We monitored adults in territories,
searched for nests, and collected food remains in nest and platform. We collected
and identified a total of 1..[more]..
Source: BUTEO 14 (2005): 23-29
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Growth rates of nestling Egyptian Vultures Neophron percnopterus in relation to brood size hatching order and environmental factors.
Author(s): Donazar J.A. & Ceballos O
Abstract: Patterns of growth in weight, tarsus and feather (primary) are described for nestling Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus in northern Spain. Maximum increase in weight and tarsus respectively occurred before 40 and 30 d. The primary growth rate wa..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 77 (2): 217-226
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Post-fledging dependence period and development of flight and foraging behavior in the Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus.
Author(s): Ferrer M., Garcia L. & Cadenas R.
Abstract: In northern Spain the first flights of fledgling Egyptian Vultures Neophron percnopterus took place between 28 July and 28 August (at the age of 68-80 d). The post-fledging period ended between 29 August and 5 September when the young migrated (at th..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 78 (3): 387-394.
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Organization and Variation of the Mitochondrial Control Region in Two Vulture Species, Gypaetus barbatus and Neophron percnopterus
Abstract: We report the first entire mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region sequences in two endangered vulture species, the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and the Egyptian
vulture (Neophron percnopterus). Results showed that the general organization ..[more]..
Source: Journal of Heredity 2004:95(4):332-337
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Factors influencing the distribution, abundance and nest-site selection of an endangered Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) population in Sicily
Author(s): Maurizio Sara and Massimiliano Di Vittorio
Abstract: The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) breeds in Sicily and, in 22 years of monitoring, has shown a decline followed by a slight recovery. We used Generalised Linear Models to predict: (1) the distribution range, (2) the habitat selection withi..[more]..
Source: Animal Conservation (2003) 6, 0-000
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Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls and
organochlorine pesticides in serum samples of
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) from Spain

Author(s): B. Gomara and L. Ramos
Abstract: Concentrations of 23 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), p,p0-DDT and two of its metabolites, p,p0-DDE and p,p0-TDE have been measured in serum samples of up to 1 ml of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) gathered from five populations in Spain…[more]..
Source: Chemosphere 55 (2004) 577-583
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All of Accipitridae

  1. Black Vulture
  2. Aegypius monachus
  1. Bonellis Eagle
  2. Hieraaetus fasciatus
  1. Booted Eagle
  2. Hieraaetus pennatus
  1. Buzzard
  2. Buteo buteo
  1. Egyptian Vulture
  2. Neophron percnopterus
  1. Golden Eagle
  2. Aquila chrysaetos
  1. Greater Spotted Eagle
  2. Aquila clanga
  1. Griffon
  2. Gyps fulvus
  1. Honey Buzzard
  2. Pernis apivorus
  1. Imperial Eagle
  2. Aquila heliaca
  1. Lammergeier
  2. Gypaetus barbatus
  1. Lappet-faced Vulture
  2. Torgos tracheliotus
  1. Lesser Spotted Eagle
  2. Aquila pomarina
  1. Levant Sparrowhawk
  2. Accipiter brevipes
  1. Long-Legged Buzzard
  2. Buteo rufinus
  1. Montagus Harrier
  2. Circus pygargus
  1. Northern Goshawk
  2. Accipiter gentilis
  1. Northern Harrier
  2. Circus cyaneus
  1. Osprey
  2. Pandion haliaetus
  1. Rough-legged Hawk
  2. Buteo lagopus
  1. Short-toed Snake-Eagle
  2. Circaetus gallicus
  1. Spanish Imperial Eagle
  2. Aquila adalberti
  1. Sparrowhawk
  2. Accipiter nisus
  1. Swallow-tailed Kite
  2. Elanoides forficatus
  1. Western Marsh-Harrier
  2. Circus aeruginosus
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