Tag Archives: Jbel Moussa

House Bunting at Jbel Moussa, is the Iberian Peninsula next?

The House Bunting (Emberiza sahari) colonised Tangier since at least a decade ago and now is abundant in many parts of this big city. Then it colonised Tétouan since at least 2010. Now it moved to the countryside. Yesterday, Rachid El Khamlichi took a quick photo of one bird at Jbel Moussa. Taking into account the… Read More »

Barbary macaques and vultures at Jbel Moussa, northern Morocco

Jbel Moussa is known as a good point for observing bird migration crossing the Strait of Gibraltar between Africa and Europe. But it’s also known for its colony of the endangered Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus). The macaques inhabit the inaccessible parts of Jbel Moussa, but can easily be observed from the western and southern sides… Read More »

Vultures bathing captured by camera trap, Jbel Moussa

These Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) were captured by camera trap set up near a water source at Jbel Moussa (northern Morocco) by Rachid El Khamlichi and Mohammed Karim El Haoua .The vultures passing through this area during migration have the privilege of drinking and bathing in clean water running from the spring (the vultures can render the… Read More »

The Griffon Vulture wing-tagged and released at Jbel Moussa

The saved vulture was successfully released (see below). El buitre salvado fue liberado con éxito (ver más abajo). النسر الأسمر تم ترقيمه ثم إطلاق سراحه بنجاح في محمية جبل موسى: كما كان منتظرا تمت يوم الأحد 8 مارس عملية إعادة النسرالأسمر (الذي شاركنا قصته معكم الاسبوع الماضي) إلى البرية بنجاح بعد إعادة تأهيله جراء تعرضه… Read More »