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By consuming the carcasses of diseased animals, vultures prevent the spread of life-threatening diseases such as rabies and anthrax among animals and humans. 1 September - International Vulture Awareness day
That is a mean looking bird! Congratulations!
Congratulations Geoffrey, this magnificent bird has been featured in the Project Naoh blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2919896...
beautiful! Looking at this photo one can see where the mythical griffon gets it's name. The face looks more mammalian than avian
This increasingly rare species flew into a feeding station set up for vulture conservation. Thousands of individuals from multiple vulture species succumb to poisoned carcasses intended to poison jackals, hyenas, and other predators that potentially threaten livestock. The Rare and Endangered Species Trust (R.E.S.T. - http://www.restafrica.org) is working hard to see that these incredible species have a future in Africa.
wonderful shot! You could also add this to the mission Birds of sub-Saharan Africa. Can you tell us something about how you came to take this photo?
Spotted on Mar 4, 2009 Submitted on Jul 30, 2012
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