Corinne Kendall— 10 February 2010 — in East Africa Project Share
We last watched Roger, on of our Ruppell’s vultures, two weeks ago. At that time, he was darting back and forth between Amboseli National Park and Shompole Conservancy. More recently, Roger has been hanging around the towns of Maji Moto and Narok, surprisingly he has continued to stay just north of Masai Mara National Reserve, not entering the park a single time this past week. His scattered distant movement suggest that his search for food has been trying and unlike many of the birds which seem to stick to one small area, he has been on the move constantly. Roger has also been taking advantage of the incredibly efficient soaring flight that vultures are known for. He reached top speed of 88 km/hr (55 mph) this week, probably catching a nice thermal in the air. It is difficult to imagine travelling that speed outside a vehicle with nothing to block your face from the wind, but Roger managed it several times.
Find more articles about , Africa
Our Conservation Projects
Species we work with
Where we work
|Unknown column 'Hits' in 'field list'|