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Copyright: Sanjoy Adak (wildsanju) (109)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED-Nikon TC14EII, 46 mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-23 8:53
Viewed: 3460
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Vulture is an Old World vulture and is closely related to the Griffon Vulture. It breeds mainly on crags in the hills region and peninsular India. The birds in the northern part of its range once considered a subspecies are now considered a separate species, the Slender-billed Vulture. These were lumped together under the name Long-billed Vulture.
The Long-billed Vulture is a typical vulture, with a bald head, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It is smaller and less heavily-built than the Eurasian Griffon, usually weighing between 5.5 and 6.3 kg (1213.9 lbs) and measuring 80100 cm (32-40 in) long and 205 to 229 cm (8191 in) across the wings. It is distinguished from that species by its less buff body and wing coverts.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
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Hello Sanjoy,
Magnificent picture of this impressive bird. I like your picture a lot showing the bird in its environment with a lot of clarity and in a natural way. Beautiful!
Kind regards
Anne

Hi sanjoy,

Very nice pic. Great sharpness & natural colors.
Good note as well. TFS.

Kapil

Magnificent bird.

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