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Canarian Egyptian Vulture | by Chris B@rlow
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Canarian Egyptian Vulture

(Neophron percnopterus majorensis)

 

Only found on Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, known locally as the Guirres.

 

Despite numbers supposed to be improving on Fuerteventura this was still a tricky bird to connect with seeing just 1 in the first half of the trip, I probably shouldn't have been surprised it spent long enough as my European bogey bird despite several holidays in areas where everyone else said I'd definitely see one.

 

A visit to Barranco de Rio Cabras soon fixed that, the area to park to walk to the Barranco was on the approach road to the island's main tip and a visit at first light saw well over a dozen sat on the tops of the pylons, no point flying to a natural roost point further away from a food source !

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Taken on February 22, 2019