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Hooded Vulture

Necrosyrtes monachus


One of the smaller Old World vultures, about 75cm in length. Brown body, with white nape and head, and pinkish naked face - flushing red when excited or alerted - in pic No 2, the origin of that face-flush would probably be me (even though I kept myself at respectable distance)...


The group of four was seen landing on sandy beaches and brackish lagoons close to Freetown, in mangrove ecosystem - coastal ecosystem composed mainly of Red Mangrove tree (Rhizophora mangle, pic No 6).

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Excellent series.

SukanyaDatta a month ago

Super spotting.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Sussex, Western Area, Sierra Leone

Spotted on Sep 18, 2021
Submitted on Sep 20, 2021

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