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Hooded Vulture 2
Información de la foto
Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6119 W: 89 N: 15231] (63753)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2013-02-27
Cámara: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposición: f/5.0, 1/100 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2013-12-26 3:03
Vista: 3005
Puntos: 36
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Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Necrosyrtes
Species:N. monachus

The Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) is an Old World vulture in the order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is the only member of the genus Necrosyrtes.
It breeds in a stick nest in trees (often palms) in much of Africa south of the Sahara, laying one egg. Birds may form loose colonies. The population is mostly resident. This is of the smaller vultures of the Old World. They are 62–72 cm (25–28 in) long, have a wingspan of 155–165 cm (61–65 in) and a body weight of 1.5-2.6 kg (3.3-5.7 lbs).
Like other vultures it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals and waste which it finds by soaring over savannah and around human habitation, including waste tips and abattoirs. It often moves in flocks, and is very abundant. In much of its range, there are always several visible soaring in the sky at almost any time during the day.
This vulture is typically unafraid of humans, and frequently gathers around habitation. It is sometimes referred to as the “garbage collector” by locals.
The Hooded Vulture is a typical vulture, with a bald pink head and a greyish “hood”. It has fairly uniform dark brown body plumage. It has broad wings for soaring and short tail feathers. It is a small species compared to most vultures.
If these birds are disturbed when at their nest, they utter a squealing cry of "MAMA MAMA". Formerly classified as Least Concern by the IUCN, it was found to have been rarer than previously believed and thus its status was uplisted to Endangered on the 2011 Red List of Threatened species.


L'avvoltoio cappuccino (Necrosyrtes monachus), detto anche capovaccaio pileato, è un avvoltoio del Vecchio Mondo, l'unica specie appartenente al genere Necrosyrtes.
Vive in gran parte dell'Africa subsahariana; come la maggior parte dei suoi simili, è uno spazzino, che si nutre di carogne ed immondizia che trova volando ad alte quote ed utilizzando l'acutissima vista. È molto comune nel suo areale e non teme l'uomo: è una presenza fissa nelle discariche, ed è possibile vederne anche grossi stormi muoversi nel cielo a qualsiasi ora del giorno.
Rispetto alle altre specie di avvoltoi africani, è una specie di piccole dimensioni. Il piumaggio è quasi completamente bruno scuro, con una gualdrappa grigia alla quale deve il nome comune. La testa ed il collo sono nudi e rosati; le zampe sono color grigio scuro.
Nidifica in un nido di sterpi posto su un albero (spesso una palma); depone un unico uovo. Se un adulto viene disturbato nel nido, inizia ad emettere un pigolio stridulo.

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hallo Luciano
very good picture with nice details of this bird
good sharpness and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-26 4:38]

Hi Luciano,
Nice photo of this vulture. Amazing natural colors
and excellent details and focus.
Regards Jiri.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 405] (7738)
  • [2013-12-26 4:51]

Hello Luciano,
nice capture hooded vulture,regards..

Hi Luciano,
interesting bird. Perfect presentation. Nice point of view
Thanks for sharing,

Luciano you must have been close to this one! WOW what eye contact and the detail of those feathers exquisite!

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful picture of this Hooded Vulture.Very nice colour and sharpness.Details on feathers are really beautiful.I like its POV too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Christmas time,

Ciao Luciano, ha l'aria un po' triste, gran bello, ripreso con ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
This is a very interesting looking specie of vulture. Excellent details and clarity.
Perfect eye contact.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 0 N: 2394] (10510)
  • [2013-12-26 10:01]

Ciao Luciano,
I never have seen until now ..
Very nice presentation of this vulture in good sharpness, details and fine natural colours.
Best wishes,

hallo Luciano
照的清晰 很奇特的鳥
光線亮麗 眼睛明亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Luciano
Nice picture of this Vulture with very perfect colour and sharpness.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2737 W: 280 N: 4916] (19853)
  • [2013-12-26 18:55]

Hello Luciano,
What a nice close-up image of this unique looking Hooded Vulture. The detail is incredible and colors are true and natural. I like it's faint blue colored eye ring. Great shot!!
I have yet to get a really good shot of a vulture, as they seem to take flight whenever I try to get close to them.

Hello Luciano

Beautiful photo of the Hooded Vulture with a POV obtaining
his eye-contact on you and giving a beauty to the photo, TFS


Hello Luciano
Not the best focus on the head but a nice and interesting photo with good composition and wonderful lighting. Impressive bird!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2013-12-27 1:21]

Hi Luciano,
Excellent photo of this vulture. Great sharpness, details and nice natural colours. Good eye contact.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-28 8:23]

Hola Luciano, linda toma de lo que creo es un juvenil; no conocía la especie y me gusta los detalles de la misma en la foto, que tenga un feliz año nuevo...

Bruttarello pure questo. Bene in posa ma non supportato dalla solita qualità. Meritava di più.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40566)
  • [2013-12-31 4:06]
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Bonjour Luciano,
Il me semble que tu as été chanceux dans cette région de Gambie. Est-ce qu'il y avait là-bas un grand parc pour oiseaux? En tous cas ce vautour est impressionnant et tu as pu le capter juste devant toi. D'ailleurs il te regarde un peu bizarrement ...:-). Bonne année nouvelle à toi et aux tiens!

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