Satellite Tracked Vulture Movements 31 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

The latest movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vulture N207, for the past week, that are fitted with satellite transmitters and included in our monitoring program.

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Lehlwa has started the year with some interesting movements!

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Satellite Tracked Vulture Movements 24 – 31 December 2018

The latest movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vulture N207, for the past week, that are fitted with satellite transmitters and included in our monitoring program.

Still no data for Bennie. Unfortunately he was moving at the time the signal stopped, which makes it impossible to look for him.

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Satellite Tracked Vulture Movements 17 – 24 December 2018

The latest movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week, that are fitted with satellite transmitters and included in our monitoring program.

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The map is looking rather empty now without Inkosi and we have no data for Bennie since the 14th, so hopefully his transmitter starts transmitting again soon. Our remaining Cape Vulture in the Eastern Cape seems to be the only active bird this week.

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Satellite Tracked Vulture Movements 10 – 16 December 2018

The latest movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week, that are fitted with satellite transmitters and included in our monitoring program.

Meet the vultures included in the project

Inkosi’s bones were tested for lead to see if she showed signs of long-term exposure to lead (from eating meat shot with lead bullets). The results show only background exposure unlike some of our other birds that had much higher lead levels. Additional samples were sent for testing this week to confirm cause of death.

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Satellite Tracked Vulture Movements 03 – 09 December 2018

The latest movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week, that are fitted with satellite transmitters and included in our monitoring program.

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News of Inkosi is that so far the autopsy has not revealed any obvious signs of death. Poisoning is suspected but we are awaiting the test results. A team of Bearded Vulture Task Force members spent some time at Inkosi’s nest, but unfortunately did not see any sign of a nestling or Inkosi’s partner, therefore the breeding success of this pair remains inconclusive. Fortunately a flight over the area surrounding the location where Inkosi was found did not reveal further carcasses. Thanks to pilot Donovan Barton-Hobbs and observer Dean Ricketts for their survey. They did notice that based on her location data, Inkosi had been feeding at a few informal feeding sites/vulture restaurants.

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Satellite Tracked Vulture Movements 25 November – 02 December 2018

The latest movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week, that are fitted with satellite transmitters and included in our monitoring program.

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