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Vultures all over the world

Posted: July 7th, 2019, 11:00 pm
by Bea
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Here we can post about any kind of vultures all over the world.

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Posted: July 7th, 2019, 11:00 pm
by Bea
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Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: July 23rd, 2019, 2:24 pm
by yitmoth
Do (California) Condors count here?



This is at least the third season for this Cornell cam, though each time it's in a different location and with different breeding adults. Amazing birds!

Update (8/13): The inside cam view has changed. Now there's also an external cam showing the canyon where the nest is located.

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: July 23rd, 2019, 2:29 pm
by yitmoth
There's also this nestcam for the Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus).



The livestream is rather unstable, and the video quality is not the best, but it's still fascinating to watch.

Update (8/13): The cam has been offline for some days now, apparently due to wildfires in the area...

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: October 16th, 2019, 7:09 pm
by yitmoth
After a little more than six months of slow but steady growth, California Condor chick #980 fledged on 10/14 :loveshower:



(NB This video shows #980 flying out from and returning to the nest cave about 30 minutes after the reported fledge time of 10:46. Afaik there is no video of that previous flight, which I didn't see myself. Also, the inside nestcam was not functioning at the time of these two flights :bash: )

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: November 18th, 2019, 2:26 am
by Dr.Gebril
Hello fellow birders,

Currently, there’s a juv. Griffon Vulture is going under treatment and my supervision in Egypt. Just letting you know it’s responding to the treatment slowly but surely; Fingers crossed that it won’t relapse. I’ll update you on the release, hopefully.

Sincerely
Dr.Gebril

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: November 18th, 2019, 4:20 am
by Biker
Hello Dr. Gebril!
I keep my fingers crossed that it will succeed and the bird will fly again one day..
thank you for your statement here about that bird who had luck it to get this chance with you.

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: November 18th, 2019, 8:59 am
by sova
Dr.Gebril wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 2:26 am
Hello fellow birders,
...
Good morning Dr.Gebril
Thanks for the news ... a Griffon Vulture ... beautiful bird.
I hope with all my heart that he can fly freely.
Thank you for your work (it is a wonderful job - certainly not always)

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: December 4th, 2019, 3:49 pm
by Dr.Gebril
Good news !

It has been successfully treated and released. I have seen it soaring 9 days afterwards with a full crop too, I wish I could post photographs but I can’t seem to understand the know-how !

Thank you all for the kind words !

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: December 5th, 2019, 12:17 pm
by Biker
Hello Dr. Gebril.
thanks for the new life of that bird - hopefully a very long lasting!
And thanks for inform us about his release.

Pictures would be great, but to know about his well-being is wonderful.
(The animals which you take care about, need you more than we need photos), but if your time allows:
With a suitable image hoster you get a link of the image location, which insert into the [img] brackets, you find at the image button above, of the message.

many thanks in advance.

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: March 26th, 2020, 10:49 am
by Marbzy
The Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) nest cam is back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNFXB2SGQFo

The video quality is not ideal, but at least it's there.

Incubation is in progress. Based on previous years, a hatch may be expected in late April/early May.

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: March 27th, 2020, 12:14 am
by Marbzy
Back to the Spanish cinereous vultures: here are a couple of shots of the egg:
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And here's how the incubating adult reacts to another vulture's descent towards the nest
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Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: March 27th, 2020, 12:17 am
by Marbzy
The other adult vulture has landed
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Two adult cinereous vultures
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The more, the merrier?
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Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: March 27th, 2020, 12:26 am
by Marbzy
Curiously, the third vulture descended onto the perch already occupied by the non-incubating adult
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Vulture 3 landed to the right of Vulture 2, which inevitably resulted in a scuffle
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Having prevailed, Vulture 3 simply replaced Vulture 2
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Is this a case of disputed fatherhood or just a rejected beau seeking revenge? Hmm :book:

Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: March 27th, 2020, 10:17 pm
by Marbzy
It turns out that the male (pictured taking a brief break from incubation duty) may be identified by his yellow band
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A changeover took place just after half past two. The male got up...
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... and stepped aside to make room for the female, who - considering the bird's size and weight - demonstrated amazing skill in precision landing
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Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: March 27th, 2020, 10:21 pm
by Marbzy
Touchdown:
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Egg inspection:
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Kisses:
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Re: Vultures all over the world

Posted: March 27th, 2020, 10:25 pm
by Marbzy
More kisses:
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All dressed up and ready to go:
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And away flies the man:
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