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Eurasian griffon Vulture


Eurasian griffon Vulture
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Exposure: f/5.2
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-10 2:46
Viewed: 4547
Points: 10
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Gyps
Species: Gyps fulvus
The Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a large Old World vulture in the bird of prey family Accipitridae.
The Griffon Vulture is 93110 cm (3743 in) long with a 2.32.8 m (7.59.2 ft) wingspan. In the nominate race the males weigh 6.2 to 10.5 kg (14 to 23 lb) and females typically weigh 6.5 to 11.3 kg (14 to 25 lb), while in the Indian subspecies (G. f. fulvescens) the vultures average 7.1 kg (16 lb). Extreme adult weights have been reported from 4.5 to 15 kg (9.9 to 33 lb), the latter likely a weight attained in captivity. Hatched naked, it is a typical Old World vulture in appearance, with a very white head, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It has a white neck ruff and yellow bill. The buff body and wing coverts contrast with the dark flight feathers.
Like other vultures, it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals which it finds by soaring over open areas, often moving in flocks. It grunts and hisses at roosts or when feeding on carrion.
The maximum lifespan recorded for the Griffon Vulture is 41.4 years, for a specimen in captivity.
It breeds on crags in mountains in southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia, laying one egg. Griffon Vultures may form loose colonies. The population is mostly resident.

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-10 4:09]

hello lior

u did a very good job!
very nice pov.focus and
sharphness applied well.
tfs
julkarany.

very nice capture of inflight bird with excellent light and colour.
tfs
samiran

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-10 5:56]

Hi Lior,
Perfect capture of flying vulture. Good natural colours and
details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hello Lior
Great in flight capture. Wonderful colors, light and contrast. Very well done!
Thank You
Best regards
J. Diogo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-10 8:38]

Hello Lior,
A special photo from your archive. Very nice photo of this vulture in beautiful colours and an excellent composition.
Regards,
Peter

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