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Hooded vulture frontal closeup in Central Serengeti This pictures was taken exactly at the moment where this vulture moved its membrane. These "3rd eye lids" are called "nictitating membranes". Africa,Hooded Vulture,Necrosyrtes monachus,Serengeti Central,Serengeti National Park,Serengeti area,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge

Hooded vulture frontal closeup in Central Serengeti

This pictures was taken exactly at the moment where this vulture moved its membrane. These "3rd eye lids" are called "nictitating membranes".

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The Hooded Vulture 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 in much of Africa south of the Sahara, laying one egg. Birds may form loose colonies. The population is mostly resident.

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 17, 2014. Captured Sep 3, 2013 14:05.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO160
  • 250mm