Vulture News <p lang="en-US" align="JUSTIFY"><span lang="en-GB"><em>Vulture News</em></span><span lang="en-GB"> publishes original articles, reports, literature reviews and other material relevant to the field of vulture and condor biology, research and conservation from across the world. The journal has three sections for contributors: </span></p> <ul> <li class="show"> <p lang="en-US" align="JUSTIFY"><span lang="en-GB">The </span><span lang="en-GB"><em><u><strong>Articles</strong></u></em></span><span lang="en-GB"> section accepts manuscripts that will be sent for peer review. </span></p> </li> <li class="show"> <p lang="en-US" align="JUSTIFY"><span lang="en-GB">The</span><span lang="en-GB"><em><u><strong> Short Communications, Notes and Reports</strong></u></em></span><span lang="en-GB"> section accepts contributions that may be peer reviewed and describe new information, observations, opinion pieces, field reports or methods. </span></p> </li> <li class="show"> <p lang="en-US" align="JUSTIFY"><span lang="en-GB">The </span><span lang="en-GB"><em><u><strong>News and Comments</strong></u></em></span><span lang="en-GB"> section contains literature reviews, announcements and news that are edited for journal conventions. Single (or a series of) pictures with extended captions are encouraged.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>As of 2015, this journal is now Open Access.</p> IUCN Vulture Specialist Group en-US Vulture News 1606-7479 Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the journal. Cover image and Table of content <p>Issue preliminary pages.&nbsp;</p> Editor Copyright (c) 2024 2024-01-11 2024-01-11 84 1 10.4314/vulnew.v84i1. Vulture updates No 18 - April 2023 - Around the World of Vultures & VSG activities <p>No abstract</p> Chris Bowden Andre Botha Copyright (c) 2024 2024-01-04 2024-01-04 84 1 88 96 10.4314/vulnew.v84i1. Tribute : In remembrance of Peter Mundy <p>No abstract</p> Angus Anthony Copyright (c) 2024 2024-01-04 2024-01-04 84 1 1 4 10.4314/vulnew.v84i1.1 Obituary : Peter John Mundy, 1941-2023 <p>No abstract</p> Kay Powell Copyright (c) 2024 2024-01-04 2024-01-04 84 1 5 7 10.4314/vulnew.v84i1.2 Tribute : Michel Terrasse still had so much to fight for <p>No abstract</p> Pascal Orabi Copyright (c) 2024 2024-01-04 2024-01-04 84 1 8 11 10.4314/vulnew.v84i1.3 The lifestyle and biology of the Hooded Vulture at Sokoto, northern Nigeria, 1970 to 1973. <p>The Hooded Vulture was studied in and around Sokoto town, in north-west Nigeria, in the years end-1970 to mid-1973. We estimated that 1500-2000 Hooded Vultures lived at Sokoto, based on counts at the abattoir. We mainly followed the nesting of the species, and to that end located more than 320 nesting trees. <em>Faidherbia</em> (<em>Acacia</em>) <em>albida</em> was the tree most used; the average height of nests in eight species of tree was 8.1 m (sd ± 3.2), being highest in the Borassus Palm. Overall egg-laying dates for first-laid eggs were 16 October to 20 February (averaging 15 December); replacement eggs were laid on average on 17 February. The incubation period of 13 eggs averaged 51 days (range 50 to 54 days). Growth in weight of chicks rose to about 1500 g at 70 days and levelled off. The wing grew straight from day 30 to day 90 at 5.2 mm per day. It peaked at day 120 at 96% of the adult’s wing length. The fledging period of 10 chicks averaged 108 days (range 98 to 123 days). During observations there was always an adult (sometimes two) present at the nest, and the chick is fed mouth-to-mouth by regurgitation. Average breeding success (chicks reared from eggs laid) was low at 41%, indicating some impact of our interference. Adults were caught on their nests eight times, and measured. There was little interaction between people and the vultures, and the local people were generally very tolerant of them.</p> Peter. J. Mundy Allan W. Cook Copyright (c) 2024 2024-01-04 2024-01-04 84 1 12 48 10.4314/vulnew.v84i1.4 Commentary : The correct names of Old World vultures and their sequence <p>No abstract</p> Peter. J. Mundy Copyright (c) 2024 2024-01-04 2024-01-04 84 1 49 57 10.4314/vulnew.v84i1.5 Conference Report : The 15th Pan African Ornithological Congress, 21-25 November 2022 – A vulture perspective <p>No abstract</p> Clive Slater Josephine Mundava Copyright (c) 2024 2024-01-04 2024-01-04 84 1 58 87 10.4314/vulnew.v84i1.6