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1 October 2011 Cannibalism in Eurasian Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus
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We describe an observation of Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus killing and eating a conspecific in Álava, northern Spain. We put this observation in the context of previous reports of cannibalistic behaviour in vultures. The reduction of livestock carcasses available to scavengers in the wild, a result of the carcass removal policy adopted by EU countries after the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak, could have contributed to this behaviour.

Félix Martínez de Lecea, Alberto Hernando, Andrés Illana, and Jorge Echegaray "Cannibalism in Eurasian Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus," Ardea 99(2), (1 October 2011). https://doi.org/10.5253/078.099.0216
Received: 21 June 2011; Accepted: 1 September 2011; Published: 1 October 2011
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