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(Gyps fulvus)


(Gyps fulvus)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-09-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1D Mark III, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-18 10:11
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Points: 12
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Grifo, Eurasian griffon, (Gyps fulvus)

Hello Friends!
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

Have a good day and thanks for viewing...

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Hello Jose,
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,
Srikumar

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-18 15:19]

Hello Jose,
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.
Ron

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [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

Hello Jose,
Amazing details and colors. What a fantastic bird....
Marius.

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