Tag Archives: Gyps rueppelli

Rüppell’s Vulture exhibited for tourists at Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakech

A Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppelli) used as a photo props at Jemaa el-Fna square, Marrakech. This declining species which breeds in the Sahel region of Africa has been recently upgraded to the Endangered status in IUCN Red List (previously was listed as Near Threatened). Since more than a decade, Rüppell’s Vultures started to accompany Griffon Vultures… Read More »

Rüppell’s Vultures at Aousserd: are they breeding in the region?

Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppellii) breeds throughout the Sahel region from southwestern Mauritania and Guinea eastwards to Ethiopia and Tanzania. It is considered non-migratory, although foraging involves moving considerable distances (up to 150-200 km). Since mid-1990s, increasing numbers of Rüppell’s Vultures have been recorded in the western Mediterranean region especially in Andalusia, southern Spain (Gutiérrez 2003),… Read More »