A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
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).