The White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) is an Old World vulture endemic to Africa. It has a pink beak and a white crest, and the featherless areas on its head are pale. Its has dark brown upper parts and black tail feathers. The feathers on its lower parts and legs are white. It has a wing span of 2 m and spends a lot of time soaring looking for food. It roosts in tall trees near to water at night.
A resident of one of my favourite places-- the Hawk Conservancy Trust at Weyhill, Hants.
Vultures have a poor press normally but in many parts of the world they perform a sterling service by eating the carcasses of dead animals rather than leaving them to rot.
Not quite the dainty delicacy of the Avocet but still a handsome bird I feel. I loved the detail of the wings structure. Hope you will like him.
My sincere and most appreciative thanks for all c/c's given to the Avocet and particular thanks to Ken (Franken) and Lillian for the UA's.
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