Scientific Publications


  • Long-term occupancy (1900-2015) of an Egyptian vulture nest. Ramírez J., Roldán J., De la Riva M., Donázar J.A. Journal of Raptor Research. In press.


  • Who Are We Feeding? Asymmetric Individual Use of Surplus Food Resources in an Insular Population of the Endangered Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) . García-Heras M.S., Cortés-Avizanda A.,  Donázar J.A.  PLoS ONE 8: e80523.



  • Mycoplasma neophronis sp. nov., isolated from the upper respiratory tract of Canarian Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus majorensis). Suárez-Pérez A., Ramírez A.S., Rosales R.S., Calabuig P., Poveda C., Roselló-Móra R., Nicholas R.A.J., Poveda J.B. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology  62:1321-1325.


  • Major histocompatibility complex variation in insular populations of the Egyptian vulture: inferences about the role of genetic drift and selection. Agudo R., Alcaide M., Rico C., Lemus J.A., Blanco G., Hiraldo F., Donázar J.A. Molecular Ecology 20:2329-2340.
  • Evidence of connectivity between continental and differentiated insular populations in a highly mobile species. Agudo R., Rico C., Hiraldo F., Donázar J.A. Diversity and Distributions 17: 1-12.


  • The role of humans in the diversification of a threatened island raptor. Agudo R., Rico C., Vilà C., Hiraldo F., Donázar J.A. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:384.


  • Long-term effects of lead poisoning on bone mineralization in vultures exposed to ammunition sources. Gangoso L., Álverez-Lloret P., Rodríguez-Navarro A.A.B., Mateo R., Hiraldo F., Donázar J.A. Environmental Pollution 157:569-574.
  • Carcasses increase the probability of predation of ground-nesting birds: a caveat regarding the conservation value of vulture restaurants. Cortés-Avizanda, A., Serrano, D., Carrete, M.,  Donázar, J.A. Animal Conservation 12:85-88.


  • Isolation and characterization of 18 microsatellite loci in the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus). Agudo R., Roques S., Galarza J.A., Rico C., Hiraldo F., Donázar, J.A. Conservation Genetics 9:1345-1348.


  • Presence, richness and extinction of birds of prey in the Mediterranean and Macaronesian islands. Donázar J.A., Gangoso L., Forero M.G., Juste J. Journal of Biogeography 32:1701-1713.
  • Contradiction in conservation of island ecosystems: plants, introduced herbivores and avian scavengers in the Canary islands. Gangoso L., Donázar J.A., Palacios C.J.,  Hiraldo, F., Scholz S. Biodiversity and Conservation 15:2231-2248.
  • Ground nesting by Egyptian Vultures (Neophron percnopterus) in the Canary Islands.Gangoso L., Palacios, C.J. Journal of Raptor Research 39: 186-187.


  • Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in serum samples of Egyptian Vultures (Neophron percnopterus) from Spain. Gómara B., Ramos L., Gangoso L., Donázar J.A., González M.J. Chemosphere 55:577-583.


  • Conservation status and limiting factors in the endangered population of Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in the Canary Islands. Donázar J.A., Palacios C.J., Gangoso L., Ceballos O., Gonzalez M.J. Hiraldo F. Biological Conservation 107:89-97.
  • Description of a new subspecies of the Egyptian vulture (Accipitridae: Neophron percnopterus) from the Canary Islands. Donázar J.A. , Negro J.J., Palacios C.J. Gangoso L. Journal of Rapror Research 36: 17-23
  • Endangered Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) entangled in a power line ground-wire stabilizer. Gangoso L., Palacios C.J. Journal of Raptor Research 36: 238-239.


  • Decline of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in the Canary Islands. Palacios C.J. Journal of Raptor Research 34:61.


  • Alimentación del alimoche, Neophron percnopterus (L.), en Fuerteventura, islas Canarias (Aves, Accipitridae). Medina F.M. Vieraea 27:77-86.


  • Status and distribution of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in the Canary Islands. Delgado G., Carrillo J., Nogales M. Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal Sup. N°2:77-84.