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5th August 2020

Vultures and condors may help to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

Posted in: behaviour, condors, disease, infectious diseases, scavengers, vultures

While pathogen microorganisms colonise obligate scavenger birds, there is no clear evidence of them spreading pathogens to the ecosystem

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2nd January 2018

Too close for comfort? Coloniality and density dependence in vultures

Posted in: colonial birds, communal, competition, vultures

Trade-off between the benefits and costs of coloniality in a recovering population of Cinereous Vultures

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20th November 2017

Outsiders: Size, but not Shape, Matters

Posted in: bird movements, flight, migrant, soaring birds, vultures

Contrasting flapping counterparts, wing shape and migratory habits are unrelated in soaring birds

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27th March 2017

Birds’ eye views

Posted in: bird vision, sensory ecology, vultures

Sensory ecology sharpens ideas about the worlds that birds inhabit

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15th August 2016

In search of the sacred birds of India

Posted in: alpine birds, Conservation, vultures

The Himalayan Griffon in the western Himalayas

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18th July 2016

The eagle has landed – vultures use raptors to find food

Posted in: ecology, game theory, raptors, scavengers, vultures

Carrion isn’t the only thing vultures scavenge; they exploit the superior foraging abilities of eagles to find their food.

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