The Mallard the most familiar duck in northern hemisphere

This post features some bird fact on the Mallard which is by far the most common duck in the Western Palearctic. Find bird facts and images.

Eurasian Teal a small but quick and agile bird

The Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) is a dabbling duck and the smallest of this group. Bird facts, breeding, distribution and threats.

The Rüppell’s Vulture an African now also settling in Spain

Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppelli) is an Old World Vulture belonging to the genus Gyps. At sizes of only 85-97 cm it is rather a largish vulture, with a wing span measuring 228-250 cm. Compared to the much larger Monk Vultures and Griffon Vulture this one looks a bit small.  As an adult Rüppell’s Vulture bearsContinue reading “The Rüppell’s Vulture an African now also settling in Spain”

The Saker Falcon a rare species across Eurasia

The Saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is a fast bird and distributes in three subspecies in Eurasia and the northern part of Africa. Read more on bird facts, distribution and breeding.

Cape Vulture a vulnerable species in Southern Africa

Read some bird facts on the Cape Vulture which is one of the largest of its kind in Africa.

White-headed Vulture – a scarce native species to Africa

The White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) is an Old World Vulture and monotypical to the Trigonoceps genus. Listed as critically endangered. Read more on this species.

Palmnut Vulture – The odd-one out in Africa

The Palmnut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) is an Old World Vulture of the Gypohierax genus and a native bird of Africa. Read more on bird facts, distribution and breeding.

Cinereous Vulture – the largest impressive Vulture in Europe

The Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is a huge bird, with dark plumage, but for the pale head. This species is also called Monk Vulture. It comes across at a size of 100-110 cm and a wingspan measuring between 250-295 cm, making it one of the larges vultures in Europa, Africa and Asia. This bird isContinue reading “Cinereous Vulture – the largest impressive Vulture in Europe”

The Egyptian Vulture – A very selective food specialist

The Egyptian Vulture is, by appearance, a small, slender and scruffy Old World Vulture. Widely distribute across Europe, Asia and Africa. Find infos on breeding, food, mortality and threats. Read more.

Hooded Vulture – A Bird of the African Continent

The Hooded Vulture is a bird of Africa and a true Old World vulture. Find interesting facts on these birds on distribution, movements, habitat, breeding, food and threats to the species.

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