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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1, Canon TC-DC58A
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora), Vultures, Interacting birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-03 12:29
Viewed: 4009
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coragyps atratus

Geographic Range

Black Vultures are resident in tropical and warm temperate from southern Canada to southern South America including continental United States of America. In the northern parts of their range they have a southward migration in the fall and a returning spring migration.

Habitat

The Black Vulture prefers an open habitat and avoids dense forests as much as possible. Such habitats include lowlands with adjacent highlands, open fields, desert terrain, garbage dumps, and urban or rural centers.

Physical Description

The Black Vulture is... black, large bird with a wingspan of 137-152 cm, a length of 50-69. The sexes are alike and the adults and the young have black, wrinkled bare skin on the head and neck. Adults have brown. Black Vultures have weak feet, adapted more for running than for clutching and relatively weak bills. The black vulture's feet stretch past its short tail. In flight, a short, square tail and a large white patch on the undersurface of the wing at the base of the primaries distinguishes them from turkey vultures, another large new world vulture which often occurs in the same area. These birds have been observed to live as long as 21 years in captivity and the oldest wild captured banded bird was 16 years old.

(Source: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Coragyps_atratus.html)

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Nice capture Livio,
Like Pieter, I like the low POV.
The blue Brazilian sky looks lovely, Good details,colours and composition.
Thanks for posting

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-04 3:45]

Hi Livio!
Very interresting shot.It seems black vulture with two heads.Lighting,details and blue sky are wonderful.Excellent composition.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-04 3:49]

Belle et intéressante photo pour ces Vautours en pleine intimé. Quel coquin ce Livio à regarder les amoureux ;-)
Well Done !

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-04 6:07]

Hello Livio,

The low POV works for me! I love the dark Vultures against the blue sky. Excellent. Details are very good. Well done on the composition. TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

Livio, Really like your POV and you know the old saying "Two Heads Are Better Than One"!!! ;-))) TFS!

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-04 13:48]

Superb POV for these vultures.
Well composed, impressive details, and warm colours.
A very good one, I think.

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