Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
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As Murali had mentioned earlier we had a good haul at Mavathur last week end and this is one of them(a rare one too).
This is Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), which is found from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to southern Asia. In Egypt it is called the Pharaoh’s Chicken for two reasons. It looks somewhat like a scruffy white chicken in fresh plumage, and the relationship to the pharaoh is because this bird was the symbol of perhaps, the oldest deity of southern Ancient Egypt, Nekhbet, who was considered the protector of the pharaoh, royalty, and Egypt and always shown with her extended wings.
THIS IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES
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Great picture. Pity we saw it when the Sun was high in the skies. You have captured it casting a non-challant confident look including catch light in the eye. Nice two color background too.
- Murali Santhanam
- [2008-03-12 19:58]
Excellent shot of the Egyptian Vulture. Nice pose captured.Excellent details in theplumage. Lovely background too.
Thanks for the share,
Hey, your lens is giving you good results.:)
- [2008-03-13 3:14]
Goutham, Lovely and great shot. I like the shining eyes. Just brilliant. From where you got this 50-500. I need one urgently pls advise. Ganesh
Hello Goutham , very sharp an detailed raptor photo , TFS and good luck .
At last u did manage to capture your egyptian vulture.
Well done, Goutham...
Very good light. Well composed and excellent sharpness.