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Alimoche Común; Egyptian vulture

Neophron percnopterus


Widely distributed Old World vulture. Very easy to identify due to its black and white underwing pattern and wedge-shaped tail. It feeds mainly on carrion but are opportunistic and will prey on small mammals, birds, and reptiles. They also feed on the eggs of other birds, breaking larger ones by tossing a large pebble onto them. The use of tools is rare in birds.


Spotted at rocky mountain terrain at Parque Nacional de Monfragüe.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/8; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired.

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Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on May 7, 2016
Submitted on Sep 13, 2016

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