Vultures all over the world

Any kind of vultures all over the world
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Vultures all over the world

Post by Bea » July 7th, 2019, 11:00 pm

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Post by yitmoth » July 23rd, 2019, 2:24 pm

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.

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Post by yitmoth » July 23rd, 2019, 2:29 pm

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...

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Post by yitmoth » October 16th, 2019, 7:09 pm

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: )

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Post by Dr.Gebril » November 18th, 2019, 2:26 am

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.

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Post by Biker » November 18th, 2019, 4:20 am

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.

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Post by sova » November 18th, 2019, 8:59 am

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)

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Post by Dr.Gebril » December 4th, 2019, 3:49 pm

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 !

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Post by Biker » December 5th, 2019, 12:17 pm

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.

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Post by Marbzy » March 26th, 2020, 10:49 am

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.

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Post by Marbzy » March 27th, 2020, 12:14 am

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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Post by Marbzy » March 27th, 2020, 12:17 am

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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Post by Marbzy » March 27th, 2020, 12:26 am

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:

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Post by Marbzy » March 27th, 2020, 10:17 pm

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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Post by Marbzy » March 27th, 2020, 10:21 pm

Touchdown:
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Egg inspection:
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Kisses:
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Post by Marbzy » March 27th, 2020, 10:25 pm

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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