The Gadwall a silent and shy duck

My new post brings bird facts and photography on the Gadwall. (Anas strepera).

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.

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”

Greylag Goose – the largest goose in Western Palearctic

The Greylag Goose is the larges species of the grey geese in Europe. Find interesting bird facts on distribution, migration, breeding and conservation status.

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.

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”

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