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 Post subject: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!
Unread postPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:17 am 
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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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Any photographers out there???? :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!
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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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 Post subject: Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!
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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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 Post subject: Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!
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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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 Post subject: Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!
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Sorry Oumie.

It looks very much like a young hooded vulture to me.

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

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 Post subject: Re: Egyptian Vulture in Kruger!
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Hi Oumie, good to see you around here.

Unfortunately your bird is a Hooded Vulture. Nice photos!

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

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

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

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

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

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