Vulture Conservation
Vulture Conservation

Vulture Conservation

Vulture Conservation

  • Long Billed Vulture Girnari

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  • King Vulture Raj

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  • Eurasian Vulture Pahadi

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Vulture Population Estimation in Girnar

Vulture Census 2010

Sr. No. Name of Range Name of Round Area Type of Vulture Number of Vulture
1 Dungar South Bordevi Girnar Stairs North Side & South Side 2000 to 2500 Stairs Long billed Vulture 30
2 Dungar South Bhavnath Velnath Samadhi - Girnar Hill Long billed Vulture 22
3 Dungar South Bordevi Lambi Sidi Upper Side - Girnar Hill Long billed Vulture 5
4 Dungar South Bhavnath Joganiya Long billed Vulture 2
5 Dungar South Bordevi Lasa Pavan / Mountain Long billed Vulture 3
6 Dungar South Bordevi Nalpani Long billed Vulture 4
7 Dungar North Jambudi Hanuman Dhara Unidentified Vulture 3
Total: 69
Long billed Vulture : 66
Unidentified Vulture : 3

Vulture Census 2005

Sr. No. Name of Range Name of Round Area Type of Vulture Number of Vulture
1 Dungar North Patvad Surajkund, Malvela - Girnar Hill Eurasian Vulture 9
2 Dungar North Jambudi Bhandargala Long billed Vulture 3
3 Dungar North Ranshivav Mathura Thana - Hichaka Area King Vulture 8
4 Dungar South Bordevi Nalpani Long billed Vulture 2
5 Dungar South Bordevi Andhari King Vulture 1
5 Dungar South Bhavnath Jatashankar Long billed Vulture 4
6
Dungar South Khodiyar Samudri, Datar Hill, Siddhnath Dhuna Long billed Vulture 14
Total 41
Long billed Vulture : 31
Eurasian Vulture : 9
King Vulture : 1

Vulture Census 2005 and 2010 Pictorial View

Vulture Census 2005 and 2010 Pictorial View

Imagery Showing Vulture Habitats(Areas in Red Depicting Vulture Habitat)

Imagery Showing Vulture Habitats

Sites of Vulture Habitat in Existence in Girnar (Census Data and Daily Observations by Field Staff)

Sites of Vultyre Habitat in Existence in Girnar

  • Bhavnath – Jogania Hill
  • Bhavnath – Girnar Stairs above Velnath Samadhi
  • Khodiar – Sidh Dhuno, Tak, Takio
  • Bordevi – Nalpani, Anasuya Tunk, Kalka
  • Ransivav – Lasa Pavan, Hichko
  • Patvad – Malvela
  • Jambudi – Bharatvan Seshavan / Bhandargala

Long Billed / Girnar Vultures G. Indicus

Sites of Vultyre Habitat in Existence in Girnar

  • Habitat : Steep Cliffs, Devoid of human interference.
  • Physical features : 80-100 cm; 5.5-6.3 kg, wingspan 205-229 cm. Medium-sized vulture with pale body and wing coverts, blackish neck with whitish down, bill mostly pale yellow. Juvenile darker.
  • Movement : Foraging movements may exceed 100 km per day.
  • No migratory movements are known but young birds or unpaired adults have the flight capacity to wander over a huge area.
  • Foraging Sites in Girnar
    • Ramnath Gudajali River
    • Dhoraji, Vanthali, Bilkha, Visavadar Panjara Pole
    • Ravat Sagar Dam, Machhariya Dam, Hasnapur Dam, Patala Dam, Pasvada Dam,
    • Devaliya
  • Breeding

    Sites of Vultyre Habitat in Existence in Girnar

    • Season is October through April / May.
    • Forms small (less than 10) to large (greater than 200 pairs) colonies on suitable cliffs. Nest is a loose platform of sticks lined with grass and leaves.
    • Display flights consist of close mutual soaring of pair. Lays a single egg; incubation at least 45 days by both sexes;
    • Nestling period about three months; post-fledgling dependence period is unknown. Reaches at breeding age at 5 years.

Red Areas Showing Steep Areas

Red Areas Showing Steep Areas

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