Movement and home range of Cinereous Vulture Agypius monachus during the wintering and summering periods in East Asia

(doi:10.3906 | zoo-1807-3)
Kang Jung-Hoon*, Hyun Bo-Ra*, Kim In Kyu, Lee Hansoo, Lee Jae-Kang, Hwang Hyun-Su, Eom Tae-Kyung, Rhim Shin-Jae(NRICH)
Published April 13, 2019 on Turkish Journal of Zoology

The present study was conducted to elucidate the movement and home range of 7 subadult Cinereous Vultures Aegypius monachus during the wintering and summering periods using a GPS-CDMA telemetry system from January 2015 to March 2017 in East Asia. In total, 7053 locations (180- 1607 GPS coordinates per bird) were used to analyze the home range size and movement distance of the birds during the wintering, migration, and summering periods. They migrated between South Korea and Mongolia during spring and autumn, respectively. The migration route and home range exhibited considerable overlap among the vultures tracked. Further studies on breeding ecology and habitat use pattern are necessary for the conservation of Cinereous Vultures and their habitats in the wintering and summering grounds.