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”

Lesser White-fronted Goose a species of the artic geese

The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) is a bird of the Eurasian subarctic circles. As such it is a rare species. Read more on characteristics, distribution and breeding.

The Lanner Falcon rare native to south and east Europe

Read about bird facts on the Lanner Falcon a rather rare species in Europe. Bird photography, distribution and breeding.

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.

Greater White-fronted Goose – a species of the arctic geese

The (Greater) White-fronted Goose belongs to the so-called Grey Geese group and is one of the species breeding in the arctic regions of the northern hemisphere. Read more on bird facts, distribution and conservation status.

Lappet-faced Vulture an endangered species in Africa

The Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos occipitalis) is a huge, bulky Old World Vulture of the Torgos genus and a native species of Africa. Read more on bird facts on breeding, distribution and conservation.

Canada Goose – the largest species of the Marine Geese

The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is the larges goose not only of the Branta genus but also the larges goose in the entiry northern hemisphere.

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.

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