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Griffon Vulture

Gyps fulvus

Description:

'Leg Pulling' Griffon Vulture being mobbed by a House Crow in Bikaner. Mobbing is basically an anti-predator adaptation and Crows are notorious when in comes to mobbing. Apart from pulling their feathers and attacking the birds of prey, Crows have also been observed chasing these large birds away.

Habitat:

Open carcass dumping ground with scattered trees and shrubs.


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18 Comments

Awesome spotting Vipul,rigth time in the rigth place :) congrats on the very well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing your amazing spotting page

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Congratulations Vipul!!! Very well deserved :)

Nayeli
Nayeli 2 years ago

Congrats!!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Congrats Vipul!

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 2 years ago

Wow ! Thanks :)
It was actually fun observing these two !

Hema
Hema 2 years ago

Congrats Vipul!! The vulture seems to be taking it very patiently!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Vipul, this fantastic spotting has earned you a Spotting of the Week!

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Love this photo. Thanks.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

That's a great shot, Vipul!

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 2 years ago

Great capture!

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 2 years ago

That's great.. Thanks Daniele.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Vipul, your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

namitha
namitha 2 years ago

Stunning shot!

Nayeli
Nayeli 2 years ago

Wow great shot!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Beautiful spotting! Nice shot

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Wow and ha! Perfect timing!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

This gave me a much needed laugh Vipul! It's great to see animal behaviour getting documented. Thank you for the information and for sharing :) Liana

Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Lat: 28.00, Long: 73.33

Spotted on Jan 23, 2016
Submitted on Oct 12, 2016

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