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Individual study: An Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus chick is successfully fostered by a wild pair in Sicily, Italy

Published source details

Di Vittorio M., Falcone S., Diliberto N., Cortone G., Massa B. & Sarà M. (2006) Successful fostering of a captive-born egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Sicily. Journal of Raptor Research, 40, 247-248


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Foster eggs or chicks of vultures with wild conspecifics Bird Conservation

A small study on Sicily, Italy (Di Vittorio et al. 2006), found that a captive-bred Egyptian vulture Neophron percopterus chick fostered into a wild nest in July 2003 was accepted by the foster parents and their two chicks and fledged successfully when approximately 90 days old. The chick was placed in the nest when 60 days old and competed successfully for food. The parents were supplied with supplementary food to ensure that the burden of feeding three chicks was not excessive (vultures tend to raise one or two chicks).