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 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Slender-billed Vulture critically endangered bird in Asia

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The Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus) is a native to South Asia. One endemic, nowadays it is one of the critically endangered species in India. Read more on distribution, status, breeding and conservation.

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