My new post brings bird facts and photography on the Gadwall. (Anas strepera).
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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.
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.
Brent Goose breeding birds in the arctic circle
The Brent Goose (Branta bernicla) is the smallest one with the darkest plumage of all marine geese with circumpolar breeding grounds. Read more on distribution, status and breeding.
Barnacle Goose – breeding birds in the Arctic circle
The Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) is a frequent winter guest and migrant on the northwest European North Sea shores and in the Wadden Sea. Read more on the species, its distribution, behaviour and breeding.