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Vultures in Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park boasts over 500 sp.of birds & amongst these are many raptors, including good numbers (unusual nowadays) of vultures.

NNP is especially important for it’s colony of tree-nesting White-backed vultures,of which there are many pairs.

A Lappet-faced (the largest sp. in East Africa) on the left. We have at least one breeding pair in the park.

The closest I got to a picture of flying birds: these creatures are Masters of the Air & if you look up in NNP, you are very likely to see soaring vultures: an increasingly rare sight!

I have not seen White-headed, Egpytian or Hooded vultures in NNP.

The Indian sub-continent has lost 97% of it’s vulture population owing to mass poisoning & our East African population is on a similar trend……

The bird in the foreground is a Ruppell’s griffon……

Vultures, like all the creatures that have NNP as their home need space to be…..& a steady food supply of carcasses.

Vultures are the ‘biggest’ meat eaters in African savannah ecosystems, eating more meat than the mammalian carnivores;they get there first owing to excellent eyesight & the swiftness of flight……

One Response to “Vultures in Nairobi National Park”

  1. tsanko says:

    Wonderful ..thanks a lot for posting a good informitive blog


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