Egyptian Vulture
Neophron percnopterus
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The Egyptian vulture is an uncommonly seen, medium-sized (70 cm) palearctic and intra-African migrant, in Tanzania mostly recorded in the north (see map). The upper bird was seen at Makat (5-20), courtesy of Trude Peterson. It cracks ostrich eggs by launching rocks at them: the middle photo taken at Kogatende (10-16) is courtesy of Nathan Losaru; otherwise, it mainly scavenges, occasionally is a predator. The pair was seen at Ndutu (1-15), courtesy of Aadje Geertsema. The lower bird was photographed along the Mara River, courtesy of Paul Oliver; click it to see more including adults, an immature & a juvenile.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Paul Oliver, Colin Beale, Aadje Geertsema, Nathan Losaru, Trude Peterson

Last Update this page: 4-02-21