The Egyptian vulture Tizón is spending its second summer in Mauritania

imageTizón – the young Egyptian vulture tagged in September 2014 in Spain – is currently in Mauritania, in the same wider region where he spent most of his time since he crossed the Sahara Desert in October 2014. As the Egyptian vultures are now arriving already in the Iberian Peninsula, the most probable is that Tizón will spend its second summer in Africa – which is normal for this species.

Tizón- a young Egyptian vulture born in Iberia in 2014 – was found disoriented and suffering malnutrition in Extremadura in autumn 2014, and after a short period of rehabilitation was released on the 24th September 2014 in the Sierra de Hornachos with a tag, set up by the Junta de Extremadura (the regional government), AMUS (a local nature conservation NGO) and the VCF.


Tizón – the young Egyptian being released in 2014 after treatment in a rehabilitation centre in Spain

Tizón quickly migrated through Morocco and crossed the desert through Mauritania, and the wandered around in a wider area including the Mauritania-Mali border. He has reached Burkina Faso, and west into Senegal. He is now in Mauritania.

Stay tuned for more developments…

This article was first published by the Vulture Conservation Foundation 21 February 2016

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