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The Griffon vultures carry on with the good progress of the breeding program with first copulations for the season

The Griffon vultures carry on with the good progress of the breeding program with first copulations for the season

09.01.2019
The Griffon vultures in the Green Balkans’ Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center started breeding in their turn. The breeding season of the Griffon vultures has just started and they made their first copulations.

The events in the breeding program this year progress according to our greatest expectations until now. After the Bearded vultures laid their first egg for the season, which we certainly believed they will do, the Griffon vultures carried on the trend of excellent breeding behavior. This arouses hopes that this year we may have a Griffon vulture chick for the first time in 5 years now.

The male which was parent of the first chick ever hatched in the Center in 2014 had a few unsuccessful breeding seasons with another female. It is obvious that he is already in close relation with his new female, although this is their first year as a pair. Their breeding behavior is proper and both birds take the initiative in building the nest. For a couple of days now we’ve been observing successful copulations.

We keep our fingers crossed for the Griffon vultures to lay the next egg!

The information activities of the Green Balkans' Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center are implemented within project '"NATURA 2000 in Bulgaria - NEW HORIZONS"  LIFE17 GIE/BG/000371