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Cape Griffon

Gyps coprotheres

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Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

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

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

That is a mean looking bird! Congratulations!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Geoffrey, this magnificent bird has been featured in the Project Naoh blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2919896...

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

beautiful! Looking at this photo one can see where the mythical griffon gets it's name. The face looks more mammalian than avian

GeoffreyPalmer
GeoffreyPalmer 8 years ago

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.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

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?

GeoffreyPalmer
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GeoffreyPalmer

Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia

Spotted on Mar 4, 2009
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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