Breeding Cape Vultures

Breeding Cape Vultures

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If you are a fan of Raptors, then you will enjoy seeing a Cape Vulture breeding colony up close.

The Mbashe River Gorge at Collywobbles in South Africa’s Eastern Cape currently has approximately 200 pairs of breeding Cape Vultures. At one stage, during the 1980’s, the figure rose to over 300 pairs making it one of the largest colonies in the world. But a combination of muti-killings, power lines and drug-infected livestock have seen that number decrease to 200 pairs.

There is a bird hide from which to view the Vultures so you are sure to be treated to quite a spectacle.

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Rory Wilson

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