Cape Vulture – Tag 129

Cape Vulture - Tag 129

Cape Vulture – Tag 129

Species: Cape Vulture

Age: 5-7

GPS device: GSM-GPS device, backpack style

Cape Vulture Tag 129 is one of our incredibly fortunate power line collision survivors.  He was a sub- adult male, who landed in the very capable hands of VulPro’s Eastern Cape rehabilitator, Kate Webster on the 29th of December 2015.

He was found near Thomas River, grounded due to his collision with a powerline, fortunately he had no broken bones or serious injuries.  He remained in Kate’s good hands until he was released on 31st  January 2016 at the same location where he was found.

In the 8 months since he was released, he has travelled over much of the Eastern Cape Province and is now (as of early September 2016) just south of Mthatha.  His GPS device has been downloading sporadically due to low battery voltage.

CV Tag 129's composite map from 31st January 2016 - 21st September 2016

CV Tag 129’s composite map from 31st January 2016 – 21st September 2016

Update 28th September 2016

This special vulture is still active, although his tracking device battery is giving us all grey hairs. The battery seems on the brink of demise.  We are getting very sporadic updates of his movements.  Here is the latest composite map of his travels.

Cape Vulture Tag 129 - Composite movement summary 1st October - 1st November 2016

Cape Vulture Tag 129 – Composite movement summary 1st October – 1st November 2016

Update 7th November 2016

In spite of the problems that we have had with this tracking device, we do have an updated movement summary of  this active youngster.  This composite map covers from the 1st October through to the 1st November 2016.

Cape Vulture Tag 129 - Composite movement summary 1st October - 1st November 2016

Cape Vulture Tag 129 – Composite movement summary 1st October – 1st November 2016

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