Photo – Teague Scott, Boise State University
Two grad students – one in Mozambique, the other in Idaho – are teaming up on a research project to study the vulture.
In Mozambique, Domingas Matlombe will study vulture interactions during carcass feeds and how the birds are perceived in communities around the park.
In Idaho, Rebecca Bishop will focus on vulture nesting requirements, key habitat use – grasslands, savanna or woodlands – and nesting patterns (time of day, season).
What these two students learn will help scientists identify the number of breeding pairs and where healthy populations exist. The research project is part of a long-standing partnership between Gorongosa National Park, Boise State University and the Intermountain Bird Observatory. Learn more about Rebecca and Domingas’ projects by clicking on the link below.