One of the greatest threats to young Bearded Vultures are the territorial attacks of Golden Eagles. Last year, in Picos de Europa National Park, an extremely aggressive young Golden Eagle swooped and killed a young male Bearded Vulture called Güeña, belonged to the reintroduction project leaded by the Bearded Vulture Foundation.
Güeña, a young male Bearded Vulture in August last year.
This year, in Picos de Europa National Park, two new females are suffering also the attacks of an adult female, maybe because they are flying near of one of her nests.
Quebrantina, one of the new young females of Bearded Vulture (marked with red and yellow flags)
and the Golden Eagle in early November.
Fortunately, at the moment they are only common territorial displays and not direct attacks.