Cinereous vulture

Cinereous vulture seen on Cerro de Matalafuente. Watch beak and claws to see what a ferrocious animal this is. Cinereous vultures are the largest birds of prey in Europe and probably the whole eastern hemisphere. In size they match the Californian Condor with a wingspan of up to 3m.

This one perched a few steps aside from our hiking trail and waited just as long for this picture to be taken. Afterwards it unfolded its wings and soared away.

June 16th 2017


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hiltrud.liu - Sep 2, 2017 3:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice picture...

and what a beautiful bird!

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Gangolf Haub - Sep 3, 2017 11:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice picture...

hmm - I'm not sure vultures can be beautiful. But huge and impressive seems to fit. On the other hand - doesn't it seem to smile?

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