Jbel Moussa

Index of articles about birds, particularly raptors, observed in the area of Jbel Moussa, northern Morocco.

3500 Griffon Vultures crossed the Strait at Jbel Moussa

Griffon Vultures just arriving at Jbel Moussa after crossed the Strait of Gibraltar.

More than 2300 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco in about one hour this morning. They were seen as they arrived above Jbel Moussa by Rachid El Khamlichi. At the time of writing this (12h45), some smaller groups are still crossing. By late afternoon, over 3500 Griffon Vultures have …

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Griffon Vulture ‘MA4’ died after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar

MA4, the young Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) was wing-tagged at Jbel Moussa last May by Rachid El Khamlichi with the help of José Antonio Sarrión Salado who was present there that day (photo above). After it’s wing-tagging, MA4 stayed 3 days locally at Jbel Moussa roosting with other vultures. On 14 August 2015, Javier Rivas …

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House Bunting at Jbel Moussa – is Europe the next step?

The House Bunting (Emberiza sahari) colonised Tangier since at least a decade ago and now is abundant in many parts of this big city (Amezian et al. 2006). Then it colonised Tétouan since at least 2010. Now it started to disperse even outside the cities. Yesterday, Rachid El Khamlichi took a quick photo of one bird …

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Wing-tagging of Vultures launched in Morocco

The saved vulture was wing-tagged and successfully released (see below). النسر الأسمر تم ترقيمه ثم إطلاق سراحه بنجاح في محمية جبل موسى كما كان منتظرا تمت يوم الأحد 8 مارس عملية إعادة النسر الأسمر (الذي شاركنا قصته معكم الأسبوع الماضي) إلى البرية بنجاح بعد إعادة تأهيله جراء تعرضه لماس كهربائي خلال مروره بشمال مدينة طنجة …

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