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Vultures respond to auditory cues

Published on: 20. May 2020
Author: Jørn J. Fremstad

Vultures and other avian scavengers characteristically circle the skies, scanning the ground for carcasses. New research has revealed that these birds can, in addition to sight, respond to auditory cues indicative of potential foraging opportunit

Vultures respond to auditory cues

To date, Africa’s vultures have been thought to rely exclusively on eyesight whilst foraging. This may be either through the direct observation of animal carcasses, or by observing mammalian carnivores or avian scavengers approaching a


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