Published: Volume 61.2, December 2014. Pages 379-387.
present data on home range sizes and spatial parameters of six non-breeding
bearded vultures Gypaetus barbatus(one adult, four subadults and one juvenile) using Argos satellite telemetry in
the Pyrenees (Spain-France) between 1999 and 2006. None of the birds left the Pyrenees
during the tracking period and all
individuals included supplementary feeding stations (SFS) in their home ranges. Home range areas reported
here were smaller than those previously reported in South
Africa and slightly larger than those reported in the
Pyrenees and the Alps. Overlap between home ranges and SFS shows the importance of
predictable sources of food, especially for inexperienced juvenile birds.
Satellite telemetry facilitates improved insight into the bearded vulture’s
spatial ecology and behaviour, which is key for the conservation of this