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Griffon Vulture

Gyps fulvus

Description:

Wiki: (...) Hatched naked, it is a typical Old World vulture in appearance, with a very white bald head, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It has a white neck ruff and yellow bill. The buff body and wing coverts contrast with the dark flight feathers(...)

Habitat:

In Portugal there are at least two major colonies: one at the northern region, at Douro river and another at Tejo river (both are situated close to the borders with Spain. This one was spotted at Tejo river. note: one can find a lot more of sites through Europe, on wiki.

Notes:

Update: adding a new mission... The sun had just made is appearance in the horizon and as the temperatures start to rise, so did the Griffons. I was waiting on the top of the closest peak when I captured this image. Hope you enjoy it... APaz

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9 Comments

titine
titine 10 years ago

Wow, what a shot!!

Zayra Granatapfel
Zayra Granatapfel 10 years ago

amazing !!!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 10 years ago

That's a fantastic photo. Love the panning...

Marianne Wells
Marianne Wells 11 years ago

Beautiful!!

schildress
schildress 11 years ago

Nice one! ♥ it.

peter
peter 11 years ago

Incredible photo! Capturing at such a high speed must've presented a challenge. The results are sunning.

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 11 years ago

beautiful, once again!

Steve Speed
Steve Speed 11 years ago

Very cool shot/composition!

TakaJNozaki
TakaJNozaki 11 years ago

what a shot!!

animaisfotos
Spotted by
animaisfotos

Portugal

Spotted on Apr 24, 2010
Submitted on Feb 18, 2011

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