Breeding ecology and behaviour of the last wild oriental Northern Bald Ibises (Geronticus eremita) in Syria

@article{Serra2009BreedingEA,
  title={Breeding ecology and behaviour of the last wild oriental Northern Bald Ibises (Geronticus eremita) in Syria},
  author={Gianluca Serra and Lubom{\'i}r Pe{\vs}ke and Mahmud Scheisch Abdallah and Ghazy al Qaim and Ahmed Kanani},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2009},
  volume={150},
  pages={769-782}
}
A relict colony of Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), a critically endangered species, was unexpectedly discovered in Syria in 2002. During six subsequent breeding seasons (2002–2007), the 3, and then 2, breeding pairs of Northern Bald Ibises have shown to be still vital and, when intensively protected, showed a higher average breeding success than that recorded in Morocco, the only other country where these birds still breed in the wild. During the six breeding seasons, a total of 24… 

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