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The Black

The Black
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-24 4:35
Viewed: 3190
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black or Cinereous Vulture
Lat : Aegypius monachus
Tur : Kara akbaba

** Status and conservation

The Cinereous Vulture has declined over most of its range in the last 200 years due to poisoning by eating poisoned bait put out to kill dogs and other predators, and to higher hygiene standards reducing the amount of available carrion; it is currently listed as near threatened. The decline has been the greatest in the western half of the range, with extinction in many European countries (Portugal, France, Italy, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Romania) and northwest Africa (Morocco, Algeria). More recently, protection and deliberate feeding schemes have allowed some local recoveries in numbers, particularly in Spain, where numbers increased to about 1,000 pairs by 1992 after an earlier decline to 200 pairs in 1970. Elsewhere in Europe, very small but increasing numbers breed in Bulgaria and Greece, and a re-introduction scheme is under way in France. Trends in the small populations in Ukraine (Crimea) and European Russia, and in Asian populations, are not well recorded. In the former USSR, it is still threatened by illegal capture for zoos, and in Tibet by rodenticides.
** From Wikipedia

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Great capture and verry good picture.Congratulation.Alin.

Merhaba Akif, harika poz ve detaylar. Eline sağlık.

Fk de de gördüm bunu..çok güzel olmuş Akif hocam..
elin sağlık..

Great sharpness and contrast of this wonderful vulture.
I see this species sometimes in the local mountains but until now I was not able to make any good picture of it.
TFS Hans

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-24 7:38]

Akif Merhaba,
Belgesel karesi olacak kadar güzel ve temiz bir kare.Ellerine sağlık.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-24 8:44]

Hello Akif
Amazing capture of this vulture capture with excellent details and natural colors

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-08-24 23:46]

Hi Akif,

one more in your incredible collection of animated bird portrays. Wonderful!
My best regards

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-08-25 3:31]

Akif Hocam,
Bu karenizi yorumlayabilecek güzellikte kelimeler bulamıyorum.Sizin karelerinizin çoğunu daha doğada göremedim ama karelerinizi izleyerek öğrenmeye çalışıyorum.
Elinize, emeğinize sağlık.

Sayın Hocam,
Enfes bir Kara akbaba karesi.
Doğada görmek nasip olmadı ama sizin karenizi doyasıya izledim.

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