Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Four Specialized Vultures

Four unique birds. The Palm-nut Vulture has become almost vegetarian, The Hooded Vulture is smaller than other Vultures in its range so has become a specialist at getting the scraps using its narrow bill. The Egyption Vulture throws stones at Ostrich eggs to break them and the Lammergeier drops bones onto rocks to break them into manageable pieces. They have evolved to reduce competition between the species. They each have a new page with more info, images & sounds.
3352 Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Least Concern TSN: 175478
3353 Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus Least Concern TSN: 175483
3354 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Endangered TSN: 175481
3355 Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus Endangered TSN: 561476

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