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Griffon Vulture


Griffon Vulture
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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: 2009-05-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-25 8:13
Viewed: 3371
Points: 20
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Griffon Vulture ( Immature )
Lat : Gyps fulvus
Tur : Kızıl Akbaba

STATUS IN TURKEY AND EUROPE

In Turkey , scattered colonial breeding in east , south and central Anatolia .
Immatures are widely distrubing . Migratory birds can be seen at Bosphorus , Arhavi -Borçka and Belen areas .

*In Italy, the species survived only in Sardinia, but was re-introduced in a few other areas of the peninsula. As a result, several specimens been spotted again in August 2006 on the Gran Sasso massif (central Italy).

In Croatia, a colony of Griffon Vultures can be found near the town of Beli on the island of Cres. There they breed at lower elevations, with some nests just 10 m above sea level. Therefore, contact with people is common.

In Cyprus, there is a colony at Episkopi, in the south of the island.

Colonies of Griffon Vultures can be found in northern Israel, especially in the Golan heights where a large colony breeds at Gamla, and in the Carmel Mountains and the Negev desert, where reintroduction projects are being carried out at breeding centers in the Carmel and Negev.

In Greece, there are nearly 1000 birds. On Crete they can be found in most mountainous areas, sometimes in groups of up to 20.

Griffon Vultures have been re-introduced successfully into the Massif Central in France; about 500 are now found there.

In Belgium and the Netherlands, around 100 birds were present in the summer of 2007. These were vagrants from the Pyrenees population (see below).

In Germany, the species died out in the mid 18th century. Some 200 vagrant birds, probably from the Pyrenees, were sighted in 2006[2], and several dozen of the vagrants sighted in Belgium the following year crossed into Germany in search for food[3]. There are plans to reintroduce the species in the Alps.

In Serbia, there are around 60–65 pairs of Griffon Vultures in western parts of the country, around Zlatar mountain,also 35 birds in canyon of river Trešnjica and they are under legal protection from hunting.

In Switzerland, there is a population of several dozen birds.

In Austria, there is a remnant population around Salzburg Zoo, and vagrants from the Balkans are often seen.

In Spain, there are tens of thousands of birds, from a low of a few 1000 around 1980.
The Pyrenees population has apparently been affected by an EC ruling that due to danger of BSE transmission, no carcasses must be left on the fields for the time being. This has critically lowered food availability, and consequently, carrying capacity. Although the Griffon Vulture does not normally attack larger living prey, there are reports of Spanish Griffon Vultures killing weak, young or unhealthy living animals as they do not find enough carrion to eat.

*From Wikipedia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-25 8:21]

Hello Akif
Wonderful capture, I like details and natural colors.
Regards
Razvan

Hello Akif,
Beautiful picture of the bird and good timing when you took the shot.
Well done !
With best wishes,
Hussein

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-25 8:34]

Hello neighbour Akif,
After the splendid photo of the Egyptian Vulture portrait again a fantastic photo of a vulture. The sharp details in body and wings are excellent. Even a twinkle in the eye. Great timing, natural colours and BG.
Regards,
Peter

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-05-25 8:57]

Hi Akif,

A well exposed and well detailed capture of this griffon vulture,well done and thanks for sharing

Paul

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-05-25 9:38]

Akif Merhaba,
Harika olmuş.Renkler,detaylar kadar kompozisyon da çok güzel.Yatay da güzel olurdu sanki.Emeğine sağlık.
Dûrzan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-05-25 10:15]

Hello Akif,
This is a brilliant in-flight capture of the Griffon Vulture showing great sharpness and beautiful colours. Good focus on the sharp eye too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Akif Bey,
Kuşun heybeti güzelliği ile birleşmiş ve seyrine doyum olmayan bir hal almış.
Ellerinize sağlık

demek ikiniz bir beni çekiştirirsiniz:) alacağınız olsun Akif ve Mustafa. bana erguvani balıkçıl, Mustafaya kızıl akbaba. hem de benim çekemediğim tek akbaba türü:)
şaka tabiki sitem falan etmiyorum. ellerine sağlık, Akif. bugün pekçok arkadaşın dilindeydi, haberleriniz. gıpta ve zebkle izliyorum. bu güzel çekim için kutlarım, dsotum. iyi geceler.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-05-26 0:42]

Merhaba Akif!
Uçan halı dedikleri bu olsa gerek. Çok haşmetli bir kuşmuş. Ellerine sağlık. Sayende bu kuşları bu kadar detaylı izleme şansı buluyoruz. Tebrikler.

Hüseyin

Akif merhaba,
Bu görkemli kuşları benim de görmemi sağladığın için teşekkür ediyorum. TN'a girdiğim günden beri seni fotoğraf çekerken izlemek çok istediğim bir şeydi ve geçen hafta sonu bunu gerçekleştirmiş oldum. Beni en çok etkileyen bir iki gözlemimi söyleyeyim. Birisi arabanın önünden her kuş geçişinde çarpmamak için yavaşlaman ve özel bir gayret göstermen, diğeri kulşarın dünyasına ne kadar girmiş olduğun ve davranışlarına olan hakimiyetin ve bir diğeri de doğaya çöp atmaman ve izmaritlerini bile bir kutuda biriktirmen oldu.
Selamlar
Mustafa

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