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Walk like an Egyptian


Walk like an Egyptian
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Copyright: Sam Radjabi (olontur) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 2 N: 15] (91)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, EF 75-300mm III USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 3:38
Viewed: 4229
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Egyptian Vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Karkas-e Mesri

This beautiful, and small member of the vulture-family of the Old World is a true clture-follower. Whereas most other Vultures seek to avoid human settlement, the Egyptian Vulture often breed near junk-yards, where food is abundant.
The Egyptian Vulture is a very clever bird, frequently using tools, as sticks and stones, to get to food.

A couple of useful websites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Vulture
http://www.vultures.homestead.com/Egyptian.html
http://www.hawk-conservancy.org/priors/egvult.shtml
http://www.willamette.edu/cla/classics/Aristophanes/EgyptianVulture.html

I took this photo at the Teheran Zoo, again.
The picture is not cropped or otherwise manipulated except scaling down. The slight blur is because of the tight fencing of the cage.

The name was inspired by Mohammad(elihesam), who named one of his pictures(the butterfly) after a Bangles-song...

Hope you like it.
Sam

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Nice work, Sam. It is unfortunate that the photo is blurred, because the subject is very interesting. I also think the whole beak should be included. Your note is very informative, however. Thanks for posting!

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