Sources of variation in mortality of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus in Europe

  title={Sources of variation in mortality of the Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus in Europe},
  author={Antoni Margalida and Rafael Heredia and Martine Razin and Mauro Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Bird Conservation International},
Summary We analyse the causes of mortality for the Bearded Vulture in Europe. Shooting (31%), intentional poisoning (26%), collision (18%) and unintentional poisoning (12%) were the most important causes of mortality. No differences were found between sexes or age classes (nonadults and adults) for any of the causes of death. When the four main categories of mortality were grouped in periods of 3 years from 1986 (coinciding with the species’ reintroduction to the Alps) to 2006, mortality showed… 

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