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Vultures of Africa

Vultures of Africa

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Published by Academic Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPeter Mundy ... [et al.] ; illustrations by Duncan Butchart.
ContributionsMundy, P. J.
The Physical Object
Pagination460p. ;
Number of Pages460
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17935135M
ISBN 100125105851

Vultures are large birds that do not hunt for food. Instead, they feed on the remains of dead animals, called carrion. Vultures use their broad wings to soar high in the sky, searching for food. They use their excellent vision to scan over a big area of ground. Once they spot a dead animal, they swoop down. The Shangaan people of South Africa have a proverb that translates as “Where the Vultures assemble, there is a kill.” And that proverb proves true when you see dozens of vultures unashamedly fighting over every last scrap of meat left on the bones of a kill when you are on a Kruger Park safari.. When watching vultures at a kill, you will see the determination to get whatever scraps of meat.

  Trade of threatened vultures and other raptors for fetish and bushmeat in West and Central Africa - Volume 50 Issue 4 - R. Buij, G. Nikolaus, R. Whytock, D. J. Ingram, D. OgadaCited by: Download African vulture stock photos. Affordable and search from millions of royalty free images, photos and vectors. Martha Mutiso recently completed a four month internship with the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, over which time she produced a children’s colouring book titled The Vultures of Africa – A Coloring Book. The book will be distributed to schools and conservation organisations throughout Africa to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s vultures. All 11 of Africa’s vulture species are featured.

The lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), sometimes called the eared, or Nubian, vulture, is a huge Old World vulture of arid Africa. Being a metre tall, with a metre (foot) wingspan, it dominates all other vultures when feeding. It is black and brown above and has a wedge-shaped tail; there is white down on the underparts. Large.   A demand for vulture parts in witchcraft, as well as poisoning and urbanization, has caused a nearly 90 percent decline in the scavengers' populations. Across Africa, vultures are electrocuted by power lines or crushed by wind turbines. Their brains are ground to snuff by witch doctors who believe the substance has magical powers.   Nearly 1, hooded vultures have died in a mass poisoning in Guinea-Bissau, pushing the endangered species towards the brink of extinction in Africa, according to conservationists.. Vultures .


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Soundtrack: That's What Friends Are For, sung by the Beatles-esque vultures on Disney's The Jungle Book. Ebook some parts of Africa, vultures are hunted for use in traditional medicine. And so-called sentinel poisoning by poachers — likely the case with the vultures found dead this week — is a.