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The Egyptian vulture we fitted with a satellite tag this past spring has been staying in Ethiopia during early July… near the town of Adigala.  All the movements are within about 30 km of one another, and the pattern suggests to me that the abattoir or rubbish dump must be located just east of the town.  Below is a map.

Assamo's movements in early July, 2013

Assamo’s movements in early July, 2013

Some other developments from various studies of Egyptian vultures include the sighting of a color marked Egyptian vulture from Greece:

http://lifeneophron.eu/en/news-view/179.html

and there are some photos of Egyptian vultures at their nest at this link:

http://www.lifeneophron.eu/en/news-view/178.html

 

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Assamo, the Egyptian vulture we fitted with a satellite-received transmitter in March, is now in Ethiopia, and spent the whole of the second half of June there.  Very little information is available about the region, although it does seem to have some potential, though unproven, petroleum reserves.

Assamo's locations during late June 213

Assamo’s locations during late June 213

He has been moving in a fairly restricted area around the town of Adigala, not far from the Djibouti and Somalia borders.   The pattern of locations off to the south of the town parallel to a road suggest that there might be a powerline on which Assamo is roosting.  I hope he is careful and that the pylons are safe (or both).

Assam's movements around the town of Adigala, Ethiopia

Assamo’s movements around the town of Adigala, Ethiopia

 

 

 

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