Thank you for all the c &c's and especially to Prabhas (prabhusinha), Uma (Ukgubbi) and Carol (Caziwinkles) for their UA's, I was chuffed.
Today I have a few vultures for you.
Vultures are the ultimate recyclers- able to strip a carcass in just a few hours, they keep the environment clean and disease free.
Vultures are known for their very strong stomach acids which can destroy bacteria, including cholera and anthrax, that would prove deadly to many other species.
They also carry special antibodies to help them tackle botulism toxins that even if the illness killed their prey, the vultures can eat it without negative effects.
The Cape vulture is found mainly in South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia. The average length is about 96-115cm with a wingspan of 2.26-2.6m and a weight of 7-11kg.
They are the largest raptor in Africa. Their species is listed as Vulnerable, the major problems it faces is poisoning and powerline electrocution. Vultures only lay one egg a year. A vulture can eat upto 1kg of meat in a sitting.
The last version is to show you how high in the sky they circle looking for kills. V1 is not pin sharp, but want to show you what they look like close up. These were taken on a windy dark overcast morning. All my wild life images are handheld.
have a nice day....
Wildlife and nature
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