Species diet and food abundance

Despite its name, the Egyptian Vulture does not consume only carrion. Of course, as any scavenger, a significant part of its diet consists of a meat from dead animals. However, unlike the other vultures, it is able to catch small mammals, tortoises, lizards, snakes and others small animals.

The aim of this study is on one hand to broaden our knowledge about the menu of the Egyptian vulture, and on the other hand, to evaluate the food resources in its breeding territories and the effect that food availability has on the breeding productivity of the species.


Photo: BSPB

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