Voltor negre al Prepirineu de Lleida, a l'hivern. © Equip de Boumort.

Black Vulture in Lleida Pre-Pyrenees, in wintertime. © Boumort-Alinyà Team.

The Black Vulture colony is currently comprised of 30 individuals settled in the Pre-Pyrenees of Lleida. There are already 7 pairs set up in the colony.

Throughout the month of December 30 different black vultures have been identified: 26 endogenous individuals (released or born within he framework of the reintroduction programme), 2 exogenous of French originand 2 exogenous of Iberian origin. Twice in December the 30 individuals could be identified in a single day: on the 4 and the 29.

The three chicks born in 2013 stay in the area and they behave as totally emancipated individuals, moving around in search of food sources as any other member of the colony do. With the two new pairs formed in November, the colony has currently got 7 Black Vulture pairs.

Tres voltors negres el llibertat: Bic (nascut el 2013 a la zona), Gala (nascut el 2010 a la zona) i Hornos. Al fons, instal·lació d'aclimatació per als exemplars que es reintroduiran. Foto feta amb parany fotogràfic el 24 de desembre passat.  © Equip de Boumort-Alinyà.

At the forefront, three wild black vultures: Bic (born in 2013 in the area), Gala (born in 2010 in the area) and Hornos. At the background, acclimatization facility for the individuals that will be reintroduced, a Griffon Vulture with open wings (on the left) and two more black vultures (on the right). Picture made with a trail camera on last December 24th. © Boumort-Alinyà Team.

The reintroduction project of the Black Vulture in the Pyrenees is promoted by the Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca, Alimentació i Medi Natural de la Generalitat de Catalunya and by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera. GREFA and Trenca are involved in the assisment and implementation of the Project, toghether with the staff of the Espai Natura Muntanya d’Alinyà and the rangers of the NHR of Boumort. The Estació Biològica del Pallars Jussà carries out several educational actions related to the project.

For further information on this project, please check the section Reintroduction of the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in the Pyrenees on this website.


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