The vultures prey on other birds of prey to find food

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A team of zoologists of the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that some vultures take advantage of faster natural capacities of other birds of prey to find food sources and, if possible, be done with the best portions with minimal effort that is, as if they are served on a platter.

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In their research, the scientists used a combination of theoretical models describing how they are expected to evolve the behavior of groups of individuals competing for the same purpose and field data obtained from observations of two species of vultures that inhabit Kenya.

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As described in an article published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, as they find the place quite unpredictable in their food or their availability find these animals follow steppe raptors and eagles, which have a vision more Acute and can detect before the bodies of those who also thrive.

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Moreover, patiently waiting to break through these through the hardest parts of bodies with their strong beaks until they reach the remains that are most desirable. At that time, the vultures, who tend to congregate in large numbers, used their superior numbers to ward off the eagle and eating area, so to speak, "a table set."

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These experts say that the findings could have important implications in regard to the conservation of vultures, which in some areas of the world are very threatened.