Discovery of a relict breeding colony of northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita in Syria

@article{Serra2004DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a relict breeding colony of northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita in Syria},
  author={Gianluca Serra and Mahmud Scheisch Abdallah and Adeeb Assaed and Ahmed Abdallah and Ghazy al Qaim and Talal Fayad and D. T. Williamson},
  journal={Oryx},
  year={2004},
  volume={38},
  pages={106 - 108}
}
The eastern population of the northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita had been presumed extinct following the loss of the colony in Birecik, Turkey, in 1989. However, occasional sightings of birds in Yemen, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and Israel during the 1980s and 1990s suggested that there was still a colony somewhere in the Middle East. Intensive field surveys in spring 2002, based on the knowledge of Bedouin nomads and local hunters, revealed that the species has never become completely extinct on… 
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