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Nikon P 90

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
One of the few birds to use stones as a tool. They use them to open ostrich eggs by lifting a stone with its beak and hitting the egg by swinging it’s head and neck. They also eat small animals and insects and being a vulture, they scavenge as well.

Top Ten Challenge Winner in the BIRDS – black, white or 2 tone black and white in the group ‘All Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST’ April 2010

Comments

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous capture

  • Thanks very much kathy for your kind comment.

    – mamba

  • rosson1
    rosson1almost 5 years ago

    such a beautiful bird…i saw one in Darwin…wildlife joint…it put on a show with cracking a fake egg open:))

  • Thanks Ralph. It must have been fascinating to watch but a disappointment for the bird when it got at the fake yolk;-)

    – mamba

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot, fabulous focus and such a great contrast with the background.

  • Many thanks indeed byronbackyard for your great comment.

    – mamba

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic image Mamba and a beautiful bird!

  • Thank you very much swaby, he certainly has a beautiful plumage.

    – mamba

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture, awsome detail!

  • Many thanks Sherry.

    – mamba

  • serendipity3
    serendipity3almost 5 years ago

    Instant fav!!!!!!!!Wonderful shot and so cute!!!!

  • Thank you very much indeed serendipity3 and for adding to your favs.

    – mamba

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot. As vultures go he is quite hansom.

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot. As vultures go he is quite hansom.

  • Many thanks Bobjarrett.

    – mamba

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 5 years ago

    PLEASE don’t forget to add your image to the All Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST BLACK / WHITE group as per group/challenge guidelines – many thanks!

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago


    9th April 2010

  • Many, many thanks indeed Pamela.

    – mamba

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