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Rueppells Griffon Vulture

Classified as a “near threatened” species,  this vulture, named after the German explorer and Zoologist, Eduard Ruppell. is believed to be the worlds highest flying bird and has been found at altitudes around 36,000 ft (~ 11,000 metres), although they are found more often ~20,000 ft (~6,000 metres)

As inhabitants of North Africa, America, India, Australia and Nepal, they tend to nest in large flocks in the dry mountainous regions.

Additional information can be found at http://www.phoenixzoo.org/visit/animal_news.aspx?ARTICLE_ID=100566

Rueppell's Griffon Vulture (Gyps Rueppelli)

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24 responses

  1. myallegro31

    This is a beautiful capture. I like your choice of cropping as well. Great work you have here on the Blog!

    April 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    • Many thanks for your comments and for visiting my blog/website

      April 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

  2. Inspired and pretty

    This photo is very beautiful, I love the colours of that bird. They can fly that high ? , it’s amazing !

    April 11, 2012 at 3:00 am

    • Hi Jocelyne, thanks for your comments.

      April 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm

  3. this is stunning 🙂

    April 9, 2012 at 10:58 am

    • Many thanks Joshi

      April 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

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