Gyps fulvus gliding out from les Rocher des Aigles
Gyps fulvus gliding out from les Rocher des Aigles ornithological centre, France, carrying bio-logging tag. Photo by Hannah Williams

This article totally blew my mind. Not only vultures can sense thermals -we all know that they have a variometer ‘built-in’ so to speak- but they also track each other through the sky to map what the airflow does. Fascinating!

Hannah Williams, the author, explains more here. A gread read!

Read the full article here

And when you are done, make sure to check out the accompanying video showing footage from the camera mounted on the vulture back white it is thermalling: