How hazardous is the Sahara Desert crossing for migratory birds? Indications from satellite tracking of raptors.


We investigated the risk associated with crossing the Sahara Desert for migrating birds by evaluating more than 90 journeys across this desert by four species of raptors (osprey Pandion haliaetus, honey buzzard Pernis apivorus, marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus and Eurasian hobby Falco subbuteo) recorded by satellite telemetry. Forty per cent of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0785


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