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White-headed vulture

White-headed vulture
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon, 300 mm AF f/4, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb, HOYA 77mm HMC-SUPER UV (0)
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-19 13:50
Viewed: 3824
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
White-headed Vulture has dark brown plumage on neck ruff and breast band. Large wings are brown with white edges in median upperwing coverts. We can see a white line along the ends of greater underwing coverts. Flight feathers and tail are black. It has white throat. Lower breast, belly and thighs are white.
White-headed Vulture has a broad, triangular, unfeathered head. It has white down on crown and nape, forming a slight crest. It has bare pink skin around the eyes, and in cheeks and fore neck.
Hooked bill is orange with black tip. Cere is sky blue as base of the bill. Eyes are small and dull orange. Bare legs and talons are pinkish orange.
Sexes are similar in size. Female has white inner secondaries, forming a white rectangular patch on the inner wing. Male has dark secondaries.
Juvenile is dark brown with white head and brownish top of head, and white mottling on mantle. It has dark underparts. It needs about six years to reach its adult plumage. In female, rectangular white patches appear when it is two years old.

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Excellent portrait d'oiseau, très bon détail et couleurs!

great portrait, it looks like an old-powdered lady. TFS Ori

Sweet portrait! I love the colour and detail. Is that your reflected in the eye?

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