The effects of food predictability on the foraging ranges of fledgling Egyptian vultures – Korine Reznikov

My research is addressing the question – How does different level of food predictability affect the foraging ranges of fledgling Egyptian vultures?

I will examine this question through movement data from transmitters and concentrate on the foraging range of fledglings in the southern part of Israel, in relation to their resources utilization such as supplementary feeding stations (SFS) and dumps, which reflects different levels of food predictability.

My main hypothesis is that the foraging range will be depend on the distance of the nest to the nearest SFS and on the level of food predictability of those SFS.