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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Even more Adigala...3 September 2013

 REMINDER: SEPTEMBER 7 IS INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY

Assamo has spent the last two weeks where it has been since late June.  So, it has been scavenging in and around Adigala for almost 3 months now.  It did make a brief excursion during 30-31 August to locations SSW of the town, near the village of Ghedid Cali. Ghedid Cali is on the road toward Dire Dawa.  Does anyone know anything about Ghedid Cali?  It must be a very small place.  The satellite image used by Google Earth is not very good.
Assamo's movements during 13 August - 3 September 2013.
As with previous blogs the pattern of locations suggest that Assamo is perching often on the power transmission pylons.  The map below also shows that his movements are mostly on the outskirts of town.  I suppose that this is because people will dispose of their waste outside the town and its likely that the slaughter house is also away from town centre. 

Assamo seems to frequent the outskirts of Adigala.
Finally... some bad news, and what is being done about it:

From National Geographic

From Birdlife

Three pieces from Stoycho Stoychev, Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

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