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Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby JenB » Wed May 15, 2013 11:17 am

Robert Wienand has been in touch to let me know that he has seen the EGYPTIAN VULTURE this morning 1.1km south of the Nlhanganzwani Dam turn off East of the S28 in the Kruger National Park. So, it seems to be sticking around in this general area...

Good luck if you are planning on chasing it!

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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 16, 2013 1:23 pm

I was at the spot hours after Robert and missed the bird. All the vultures that had been hanging around there had left. Whatever caused the hang-around must have been completely devoured...
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu May 16, 2013 1:34 pm

Even today's initial sighting seemed to have been a false alarm.

Vultures can travel 100's of km's per day. If, as JVR said, whatever they scavenged on were done for, they would've moved off to goodness knows where to.
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby Oumie » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:51 pm

They have seen the Imm vulture...some photos were taken by people.
We saw this bird... :hmz: Can it be the imm Egyption Vulture?

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Got 2 replies: one person says it is not and the next one says it is...

The park were full of day and overnight visitors to try and spot the vulture.
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:00 pm

Sorry Oumie.

It looks very much like a young hooded vulture to me.
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:43 pm

could be... have a look HERE
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby wildtuinman » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:33 pm

Hi Oumie, good to see you around here.

Unfortunately your bird is a Hooded Vulture. Nice photos!
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby JenB » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:09 pm

Kom, kom WTM! :whistle:
You'll have to explain! What makes it a hooded vulture? :twisted:
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby Shushin » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:26 pm

We were asked by a ranger at Lower Sabie to keep a eye out for them as one had been spotted in the park. This is a image of one. This was taken at a bird sanctuary outside Durban May this year. Image
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:43 pm

this one is an adult... I posted (under the link : "HERE") some juvenil's pictures :wink:
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby wildtuinman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:06 am

The bird that was seen in South-East Kruger was a sub-adult Egyptian Vulture.

Here is a photo of it as reported on SA Rarebirds at the time.

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It clearly shows a mostly whitish bird with darker primaries on the wings. The yellow bill is also clearly visible and the bird shows the characteristic crested appearance on the head.

Oumie's bird's first dead give away as a Hooded Vulture is the hood on the head. The second is the pink facial skin. :wink:

ps: Oumie, only one photo evidence came to the front and that was the photo I posted of the original photo taken. As far as I am concerned, only the people who took that photo saw the bird. There was a scruffy looking Tawny Eagle with a crested appearance that caused great excitement and great confusement, but the Vulture was not seen again after that original sighting by anyone with photo evidence to prove the sighting.
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby Oumie » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:56 pm

Thanks Wiltuinman....someone send everybody on a wildgoose chase :evil: :lol:
Still having a great time in Lower Sabie :wink:
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:21 pm

Hopefuly you know the difference between a wild goose and and a vulture Oumie. :whistle:
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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:34 am

:funny:

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Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!

Unread postby Oumie » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:47 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Hopefuly you know the difference between a wild goose and and a vulture Oumie. :whistle:

:evil: :sniper:
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