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In some instances, larger birds may just be hungry. Every vulture will have to decide on its target. Their intentions can be deduced from their behavior. The vultures in yesterday’s incident were away from the aerodrome and were attracted to the chemical smell of the dead bodies. Similarly, some birds are drawn to the color, shape or texture of the target, while others are attracted by blood, decay, or the odor of carrion. The giant vultures may have been drawn by the color of the LAPANSAR INC. Vulture Restoration team logo, which was printed on their shirts.

If the aircraft is taking off or landing, pilots should look up to avoid collision with a bird that may be flushed from its roost or driven into the air by the impending take off, or forced off its perch by the aircraft’s descent or ascent. Before the bird strikes, the risk can be reduced by keeping aviators away from airports and putting up barricades, known as “marshals”. Marshals can be made of driving stakes driven into the ground and can be cut from metal sheets, or concrete blocks weighing around 20kg/45lb are laid flat and placed along margins of the fences so the birds are forced to land on them.

Since November 2007, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been collecting bird strike information. The data currently resides at the FAA’s National Aviation System Operations Center (NASOC) at Scott AFB in St. Paul, Minnesota. (See the aviation safety section for more information.) In March 2008, the FAA announced a plan to release analyses of bird strike statistics at the end of June 2008. At that time, the FAA reported the following statistics from 904 bird strike incidents involving 497 different bird species from 24 different countries:

Notes: This year, the information covered over 350 species of birds from 22 countries. The overall bird strike proportion of all fatal accidents remained relatively constant with an average of between 0.3% and 0.4%. Avian mortality was highest at low altitudes where the bird strike risk was greatest.