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|Grifo, Eurasian griffon, (Gyps fulvus)|
Today another landing capture of the griffon in a beautiful morning light at the Monfrague's Hide. Not easy to isolate a bird from the crowd.
"Some birds are migratory, overwintering in Africa, although many others are resident or nomadic (del Hoyo et al. 1994). It relies heavily on soaring flight, and has been shown to fly at altitudes of 10,000 m and higher. Birds hunt alone but congregate at food sources and roosts; they also tend to migrate singly, but concentrations (usually up to 15 individuals) form at sea crossings and strong thermals (del Hoyo et al. 1994, Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001). Habitat It is a species of expansive open areas in a wide array of environments, from mountains to semi-desert, and is recorded regularly from sea level up to c.3,000 m (del Hoyo et al. 1994). Diet It feeds almost exclusively on carrion, mainly that of large mammals (del Hoyo et al. 1994). Breeding site The nest is usually built on a rocky outcrop, with sheltered ledges or small caves preferred (del Hoyo et al. 1994). Management information Effective protection in areas with a plentiful supply of food (which often includes the carrion of domestic animals), has been shown to catalyse impressive population recoveries, and reintroduction has been successful in parts of its range (del Hoyo et al. 1994).":http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22695219/0
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Excellent picture Eurasian Griffon Vulture. Perfect BG with stunning POV. You have very nice camera and lens :-)
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Week,
- [2017-09-18 15:19]
A great inflight landing shot of this Eurasian Griffon. Awesome wing position with nice low head and fixed eyes. I really like the warm colors and excellent exposure you managed to achieve.
- [2017-09-18 15:28]
Hi Jose,what say? Every day better,this time the front view is a winner,what a pose while landing and what a quality,another masterwork in your amazing serie! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Jose, fantstic capture of superb Gyps fulvus in great action, wonderful warmcolors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
impressive and great light, TFS ori
Amazing details and colors. What a fantastic bird....