Status and structure of the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) population in Crete

@article{Xirouchakis2005StatusAS,
  title={Status and structure of the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) population in Crete},
  author={Stavros Xirouchakis and Moysis Mylonas},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={51},
  pages={223-231}
}
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) population surveys were conducted during 1996–2002 in the island of Crete (Greece) to document population status and structure. Fieldwork was carried out during the breeding period when birds could be monitored in their colonies. Total population size was estimated at 379 individuals (range = 341–417) with adult birds comprising 63%. The breeding population was estimated at 141 pairs, which were distributed on an average in 23 colonies per year (range = 16–30… 
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