Just when I was tiring of looking at week after week of Assamo staying in and around Adigala, Ethiopia, he varied his behaviour just a bit. During 5-19 November, most of the activity was in the vicinity of Adigala, but on 10-11 November Assamo headed northeast as far as the Djibouti border near Dewele, a move of about 100 km, one way. At one point Assamo was < 500 m from being back in Djibouti.
Also, electrical infrastructure including pylons can pose threats to vultures, but they are also ideal perching locations. See below.
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|127589's movements during 5-19 November 2013. The more southerly cluster of locations is the town of Adigala. The most northerly is near Dewele.|
|Locations at a power pylon. Power infrastructure can pose threats to vultures, but in this case Assamo used the pylon as a perching place.|
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