Tag Archives: Jbel Moussa

Griffon Vulture ‘MA4’ died after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar

MA4, the young Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) wing-tagged at Jbel Moussa on 24 May 2015 (photo 1) was found dead at Tarifa island, southern Spain on 14 August 2015. It should be noted that after it’s wing-tagging, MA4 stayed 3 days locally at Jbel Moussa roosting with other vultures. Javier Rivas Salvador, a MSc student… Read More »

House Bunting at Jbel Moussa – is Europe the next step?

The House Bunting (Emberiza sahari) colonised Tangier since at least a decade ago and now is abundant in many parts of this big city (Amezian et al. 2006). Then it colonised Tétouan since at least 2010. Now it started to disperse even outside the cities. Yesterday, Rachid El Khamlichi took a quick photo of one bird… Read More »

Barbary macaques and vultures at Jbel Moussa, 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 at Jbel Moussa

Vultures bathing in clean water captured by camera-trap at Jbel Moussa, northern Morocco. The photos below show a group of Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) bathing near a water source at Jbel Moussa. The images were captured by camera trap set by Rachid El Khamlichi and Mohammed Karim El Haoua. The small ‘pond’ is built by… Read More »

Wing-tagging of Griffon Vultures launched in Morocco

The saved vulture was wing-tagged and successfully released (see below). El buitre salvado fue marcado y 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… Read More »