Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

Египетски лешояд (Neophron percnopterus)

The smallest European Vulture that faces very quick and hard to control decline globally. Breeds on cliffs and feeds on carrion, rubbish or small animals. It is a migratory species, spending the winter in Africa, where the new developments lead to increased risk and frequent loss of wintering birds. 
In southwest Bulgaria three to five single adult or immature birds are present each year during the breeding season. This makes about 5% of the Bulgarian population of the species. It is believed that the southwest Bulgaria has the capacity to hold a stable population of about 10 breeding pairs. That needs very urgent and strong conservation measures to be applied for concentrating the available birds in a safe area, attracting new ones and supporting  reproduction.