Egyptian Vulture

Lat.:  Neophron percnopterus

Lux.:  Schmotzgeier

D.:  Schmutzgeier

Fr.:  Percnoptère

Is it a big chicken?


We discovered this vulture behind a small village in the turkish mountain near Lake Van. First we drove past and thought it's a big chicken. But it was strange to see such a big chicken so that we decided to turn and have a second look. This was a good decision! The vulture was sitting relax on the ground to rest. After some minutes enjoyed to see this big bird on the ground he decided to fly away.

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