Egyptian Vulture
Neophron percnopterus
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The Egyptian vulture is an uncommonly seen, medium-sized (70 cm) palearctic and intra-African migrant, in Tanzania mostly recorded in the north (see map). It cracks ostrich eggs by launching rocks at them: middle photo taken at Kogatende (10-16) is courtesy of Nathan Losaru; otherwise, it mainly scavenges, occasionally is a predator. The pair was seen at Ndutu (1-15), courtesy of Aadje Geertsema. The lower bird was photographed along the Mara River, courtesy of Paul Oliver; click it to see more including adults, an immature & a juvenile. To read about these vultures, click the links to the right.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
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Paul Oliver, Colin Beale, Aadje Geertsema, Nathan Losaru

Last Update this page: 12-21-16