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Vultures and eagle found electrocuted

PUBLISHED: April 20, 2013 at 9:24 am  •  LAST EDITED: April 23, 2013 at 10:54 am
Andalucia, Environment  •  4 Comments

Vultures and eagle found electrocuted

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ECOLOGISTS in Ronda have appealed for ‘immediate action’ after discovering two dead vultures and an eagle, all electrocuted by high voltage electricity lines.

The birds were found on the Ronda La Vieja road said wildlife protection group, Ecologists in Action.

A spokesperson for the group said: “The birds we found were adults and in breeding season, which could hinder the survival of their young.

“If only one parent is left to care for their young the young birds often don’t survive.”

They added: “We want something done as soon as possible to make sure this doesn’t happen again as these birds are very rare and precious.”

All the birds were found a few metres from each other and now an investigation is being carried out to see how it can be prevented in the future.

The ecologists have appealed to the Ministry of the Environment for the power lines to be covered with plastic sheething.

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Tony Bishop

April 20th, 2013 11:29 am

“…..these birds are very rare and precious.”

They cannot have been Griffon Vultures then. As sad as this is, they are quite common in the Serranía de Ronda.

I can´t tell from the photo, but if they were Rüppell´s Vultures that would certainly put them in the rare category as far as Spain is concerned. They are occasionally seen in this area.

Can anyone else help with the ID?

Chi God

April 21st, 2013 6:30 pm

Well, will i say they were blind or what. Well what have happend have happend. We pray it will not occure again


April 26th, 2013 11:52 pm

Very sad indeed. Quite how it matters whether they are Griffon or other varieties of vulture escapes me. They’re still more precious than many of the people around here!


September 25th, 2013 6:36 pm

Why should I care pay enough as it is let the people who are concerned pay the bill for the covering!!

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