cinerous vulture

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10 Amazing Species for Vulture Awareness Day

Egyptian Vulture - IUCN Status - Endangered

Bearded Vulture - IUCN Status - Near Threatened

California Condor - IUCN Status - Critically Endangered

Hooded Vulture - IUCN Status - Endangered

King Vulture - IUCN Status -Least Concern

Lappet Faced Vulture - IUCN Status - Vulnerable

Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture - IUCN Status - Endangered

White Headed Vulture - IUCN Status - Vulnerable

Andean Condor - IUCN Status - Near Threatened

Cinereous Vulture - IUCN Status - Near Threatened

bonus African Crowned Crane

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Get your vulture on today! I did!
For lots more information, ways to help, and general learnings, please see this post: http://nambroth.tumblr.com/post/128338627292/above-cinereous-vulture-portrait-done-in-corel

IT IS INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY

edit: I can’t change the photo above but this vulture needs a spelling lesson. It’s LAMMERGEIER. :)

Turkey Vulture

Black Vulture

King Vulture

Greater and Lesser Yellow Headed Vultures

California Condor

Andean Condor

Old World Vultures:

Griffon Vulture

White Rumped Vulture

Rüppell’s vulture

Indian Vulture

Slender Billed Vulture

Himalayan Vulture

Cape Vulture

Lammergeier/Bearded Vulture

Palm Nut Vulture

Egyptian Vulture

Cinereous Vulture

Hooded Vulture

Lappet Faced Vulture

Red Headed Vulture

White Headed Vulture

Bertholdt and his Guardian chilling out for once. 
(Everest is a German name meaning ‘Courageous as a Boar’ and is obviously the name of a mountain which is very fitting as Cinereous Vultures are the largest species of true raptors in the world with a wingspan of 3.1m)

Important Side Note: Guardians are a shapeshifting species of my own creation and are copyrighted by me as I plan to use them in my own original series one day.

dearscrdycat  asked:

I'm seeing a lot of Hawk/Eagle/Owl/ and hummingbird wing structures in your art! Are those your favorite birds? I myself love vultures, i'm getting pretty good at drawing wings, not the best, but getting there. I really love Andean Condors in specific, if you were to choose a favorite vulture, which would it be?

VULTURES ARE LOVELY AND I WILL BREAK THE ARMS OF ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE. THEY ARE GOOD AND ESSENTIAL TO THEIR ECOSYSTEMS OTHERWISE THERE’D BE ROTTING BODIES EVERYWHERE AND A FUCK TONNE MORE DEADLY DISEASES.  AND THEY’RE FANCY AS FUCK.

LOOK AT HER. SUCH A FANCY SWEETIE. 12/10

I love all birds so very dearly and always have ;A; yes even the potoos  So I try to draw as many variations in shapes and sizes as possible. However, Peregrines have an always will by my ultimate favourite because I cant break 20+ years of adoration that easily.

Favourite Vulture though: Cinnamon Cinereous Vultures, because they are huge and fluffy with lovely faces.

(This lovely lady though from the Hawk Conservancy in Hampshire, has the bird form of rickets because her former owners didn’t give her the right nutrition and exercise as a young bird, so her bones and muscles didn’t develop right meaning she’s never been able to fly ;o;)

And keep on drawing and practising O:<  it doesn’t matter if you’re not the best wing artist right now, you’ll grow and find in time what works for you c:

Next in my series of gouache paintings for the Shanghai Natural History Museum. The cinereous vulture, Aegypius monachus, is a large bird of prey endemic to central Asia and portions of Europe, where it is currently being reintroduced. As an Old World vulture, the cinereous is only distantly related to the vultures of the Americas, which have relatively similar coloration and habits. Old World vultures are members of Accipitridae, the familiar group of birds of prey which includes the hawks, harriers, eagles and kites. New World vultures, by contrast, are their own family (Cathartidae) which includes the condors.

This makes the cinereous vulture the largest true bird of prey in the world, with wingspans approaching 11 feet in length and with weights up to 31 pounds in the largest (female) individuals. Despite cursory similarities, Old and New World vultures are fundamentally different in a number of ways. Like other raptors, the cinereous vulture has extraordinarily good eyesight, which it uses to locate carrion (or other vultures circling it). The American vultures, by contrast, rely primarily on smell to locate meals. Old World vultures also show some of the predatory adaptations that evolution has honed to a fine point in other accipitrids: most notably remarkably strong bills and grasping taloned feet, which enable them to indulge in occasional predatory behaviors on top of scavenging.

The cinereous is currently listed as near-threatened due to poisoning (to control predators), carrion reduction (from improving standards for hygiene on farms), trapping and hunting, and habitat destruction. Recent reintroduction efforts in Europe have resulted in a mild but hopefully improving reversal.

anonymous asked:

The bearded vulture is one majestic son of a gun

THIS IS TRUE! :D

But here are some other majestic and awesome vultures that arent talked about nearly as much! (Links are to wikis and source for photos, so not the best source for info but its where I got the images.  Anyone who knows better correct me on bad info)

Cinereous Vulture, believed to be the largest true bird of prey in the world.

Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture, highest flying bird in the world.

White Headed Vulture

Andean Condor, largest wingspan of any land bird, only exceeded by a few species of albatross and pelican.

My Personal favorite, the Turkey Vulture

The beautiful King Vulture

And theres a lot more! 

Personally, I think all vultures are awesome and deserve some more love. And a lot of them are endangered or threatened, which is a problem, because they’re an important part of their ecosystems. 

15 ASSOCIATIONS.

Repost and fill in the answers you most associate your character with to each question.

♡ WINDCHILL ♡

1. ANIMAL: horse and/or cinereous vulture
2. COLOR(S): PINK, black, white
3. MONTH: January, the dead of winter when everyone is broke and miserable
4. SONG: all of ‘em
5. NUMBER: 5
6. DAY OR NIGHT: dusk/dawn
7. PLANT: lotus
8. SMELL:  ice, ozone, burnt sugar, maybe a little dirt
9. GEMSTONE: snowflake obsidian
10. SEASON: winter/spring
11. PLACE: Himalayas/Eurasian Steppe (Earth)
12. FOOD: ass
13. ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: scorpio, probably
14. ELEMENT(S): air, ice, metal
15. DRINK: cum

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