Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Impact of Trophic Conditions on Biological Parameters of Egyptian Vultures (Neophron Percnopterus) In Azerbaijan
Author(s): Tahir Karimov, Arzu Mammadov
Abstract: Impact of anthropogenic factors on the biological parameters of Egyptian vultures in Gabala district, one of their main settlements, has been studied. The results showed that reduction of food supply is the main cause for worsening of demographic indicators in populations. Worsening of trophic condition has caused decrease of individuals in population and pairs engaged in breeding. Those birds that ‘objected’ reproduction were newly developed pairs and those with weak social connections. In view of this, supplementary feeding of Egyptian vultures in nature was organized. Such betterment in food supply enabled stabilization of number of the pairs engaged in breeding in the population. Stabilization in quantity dynamics allowed elimination of degradation in populations occurred during past ten years.