Vulturidae, Old World vultures, excluding Australia.
Among birds of prey, four vultures are found, including the common scavengers (Gyps indicus and G.
He was, indeed, the first to show clearly the relationship of the heron-like birds with the Steganopodes; of storklike birds with the American vultures; the great difference between the latter and the other birds of prey; the connexion of the gulls and auks with the plovers, and that of the sand-grouse with the From Newton's FIG.
It is now generally agreed, however, that it is more closely allied with the eagles than with the vultures, and the sub-family Gypaetinae of the Falconidae has been formed to contain it.
Of vultures the black and white Egyptian variety (Neophron percnopterus) is most common.
The birds are similar to those of central Europe; in the mountains vultures, eagles, buzzards, kites, falcons and hawks are found.
The fishing vulture (Gypohierax) is found in all the coast districts, but true vultures are almost entirely absent except from the north, where the small brown Percnopterus makes its appearance.
Thus he separates the birds of prey into three great groups - (I) the ordinary Diurnal forms, including the Falconidae and Vulturidae of the systematist of his time; but distinguishing the American Vultures from those of the Old World; (2) Gypogeranus, the secretary-bird; and (3) the owls (q.v.).
The " Accipitres " are divided into two groups, Diurnal and Nocturnal; but the first of these divisions is separated into three sections: (1) the Vultures of the New World, (2) those of the Old World, and (3) the genus Falco of Linnaeus.
These are to be left on the appointed places (dakhmas) and exposed to the vultures and wild dogs.
In the cultivated parts of Yemen and Tehama small birds are very numerous, so also are birds of prey, vultures, kites and hawks.
The birds include the ostrich, marabout, vultures, kites, hawks, ground hornbill, great bustard, guinea fowl, partridge, lesser bustard, quail, snipe, duck, widgeon, teal, geese of various kinds, paraquets, doves, blue, bronze and green pigeons, and many others.
" Where the carcase is, the vultures will gather."
In Bombay these towers are erected in a beautiful garden on the highest point of Malabar Hill, amid trees swarming with vultures; they are constructed of stone, and rise some 25 ft.
The most important are eagles, kites, vultures, falcons, owls, horn-bills, cranes, pheasants (notably the argus, fire-back and peacock-pheasants), partridges, ravens, crows, parrots, pigeons, woodpeckers, doves, snipe, quail and swallows.
Vultures and other birds of prey are met with.
Among the most characteristic birds may be mentioned eagles, vultures, owls, partridges, bee-eaters and hoopoes; singing birds are on the whole uncommon.
It was as if he'd tossed out a sacrificial lamb to a flock of vultures.
She glanced toward the lingering attackers hovering like vultures.
The first of them, Accipitres, comprehending all the birds-of-prey, were separated into 4 " cohorts " in his original work, but these were reduced in his appendix to two - Nyctharpages or owls with 4 families divided into 2 series, and Hemeroharpages containing all the rest, and comprising io families (the last of which is the seriema, Dicholophus) divided into 2 groups as Rapaces and Saprophagi - the latter including the vultures.
Birds of prey are numerous and include eagles, vultures, kites, ravens and the carrion stork.
The avifauna is varied and abundant, comprising eagles, vultures (protected by law), hawks, owls, pelicans, cranes, turkeys, geese, partridges " (called quail or " Bob White " elsewhere), ducks, &c., besides numerous smaller species, many of which are brilliant of plumage but harsh of voice.
Among the larger birds are cranes, herons, the ibis, storks, eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks, kites, owls, the secretary birds, pelicans, flamingoes, wild duck and geese, gulls, and of game birds, the paauw, koraan, pheasant, partridge, guinea fowl and quail.
The so-called " Stele of the Vultures," now in the Louvre, was erected as a monument of the victory.
In another a flock of vultures is feeding on the bodies of the fallen enemy; in a third a tumulus is being heaped up over those who had been slain on the side of Lagash.
The birds include eagles - some are called lammervangers from their occasional attacks on young lambs - vultures, hawks, kites, owls, crows, ravens, the secretary bird, cranes, a small white heron, quails, partridges, korhaans, wild geese, duck, and guineafowl, swallows, finches, starlings, the mossie or Cape sparrow, and the widow bird, noted for the length of its tail in summer.
Of birds, eagles, vultures, hawks, owls and quails are common; snipe, curlews, plovers, storks and herons frequent the marshy parts; and the ostrich the desert.
wide, on which the body is exposed to the vultures, where it is soon denuded of flesh, and the bones fall through an iron grating into a pit beneath, from which they are afterwards removed into a subterranean entrance prepared for their reception.
For this purpose a horse or mule is killed, and the carcase surrounded with palisades to which the condors are soon attracted by the prospect of food, for the weight of evidence seems to favour the opinion that those vultures owe their knowledge of the presence of carrion more to sight than to scent.
Eagles, vultures and other birds of prey are seen soaring high over the highest of the forest-clad ranges.
Great numbers of eagles, vultures, hawks, bustards and other birds of prey are met with; and partridges, duck, teal, guinea-fowl, sand-grouse, curlews, woodcock, snipe, pigeons, thrushes and swallows are very plentiful.
Towards the northern end of Malabar hill lie the Parsee Towers of Silence, where the Parsecs expose their dead till the flesh is devoured by vultures, and then cast the bones into a well where they crumble into dust.
Among the birds of prey may be mentioned, besides the cinereous and bearded vultures, the Spanish vulture(Gyps occidentalis), the African or Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopteras), which is found among all the mountains of the Peninsula, the Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila Adalberti), the short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), the southern eagle-owl (Bubo atheniensis), and various kites and falcons.
circle like angry vultures.
At one point we came across a huge American crocodile surrounded by Black Vultures.
There are 25 species of raptors including lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus and four other vultures (Hillman, 1993 ).
lammergeier vultures are ever circling overhead on the look-out for any kill.
Spurred on by the vultures he whipped up the jutting highball prow of J Mascis V7.
Here in the desert southwest, she takes on the illegal monkey trade, lecherous ranchers, mad scientists, and vultures.
We had good views of a perched Red-headed vulture and at one point we had Long-billed and White-rumped Vultures circling together for comparison.
From the bus we saw several lesser yellow-headed vultures on the opposite side of the road.
In addition, about 20 to 30 birds including vultures, eagles and a laughing Kookaburra are also on display.
There has been a 10% decline in African white-backed vultures over the past few years.
The area provides good walking, climbing and riding while the peaks are the realm of eagles and bearded vultures.
At c. 11 o'clock every day, they feed the vultures - an opportunity to get up close to hooded vultures.
The black vultures are doing well on the roads, thank you.
They have a circling motion which alerts other vultures that a carcass has been spotted.
vultures circle high above.
You continue to descend through a dramatic gorge lined with Mediterranean bushes that is home to 200 pairs of griffon vultures.
The skies above heave with eagles, hawks, buzzards and turkey vultures.
Across the street is The Broadway another haven for culture vultures.
Harpy eagles and king vultures soar above the canopy, while scarlet macaws as well as blue and yellow macaws feast on clay licks.
wolfll, he might as well of been raised by vultures and ravenous wolves or even raised by Satan himself.
The game is about a bunch of wild wolverines trying to rescue Junior Wolverine from the clutches of the evil vultures by stealing eggs.
On the other hand, the late Tertiary Dryornis is a member of the Cathartae or American vultures, and Mesembriornis, likewise of late Tertiary date, is a close forerunner of the recent genus Rhea.
" Now, first, of the forms of birds which are prevalent throughout the Indian Region, but are entirely wanting in the Australian, we have at once the bulbuls (Ixidae), very characteristic of most parts of Africa and Asia, including the sub-group Phyllornithinae, which is peculiar to the Indian Region; the widely-spread families of barbets (Megalaeminae) and vultures (Vulturidae); and the pheasants (Phasianidae), which attain so great a development in various parts of the Asiatic continent and islands that there must their home be regarded as fixed.
Vultures are represented by only one species, the turkey buzzard, which is the universal scavenger of the fields, and until recent years even of the cities, and has always been protected by custom and the Laws of the Indies.
Here in the desert Southwest, she takes on the illegal monkey trade, lecherous ranchers, mad scientists, and vultures.
We had good views of a perched Red-headed Vulture and at one point we had Long-billed and White-rumped Vultures circling together for comparison.
Admire the breathtaking views as eagles and vultures circle high above.
Hell, he might as well of been raised by vultures and ravenous wolves or even raised by Satan himself.
Dollar Bill Origami has designs for cranes, vultures (perhaps not the best choice for a serious gift), geese, swans, peacocks, pelicans, and eagles.
The trails pass through wooded areas and marshland, offering glimpses of a variety of plants and animals, such as great blue herons, barred and great horned owls, redheaded woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, kestrels and turkey vultures.
Antelopes, hares and occasionally the lynx, fox, deer, rats, vultures, crows, ravens, hawks, with lizards are other denizens of the borders of the deserts.
Vultures and hawks are well represented, but perhaps the most numerous of all are the parrots, of which there are six or seven species.
Two species of vultures, twenty-three of falcons and eight of owls represent the birds of prey.
Some of the earlier works of Ur-Nina, En-anna-turn, Entemena and others, before the Semitic conquest, are also extremely interesting, especially the famous stele of the vultures and a great silver vase ornamented with what may be called the coat of arms of Lagash, a lion-headed eagle with wings outspread, grasping a lion in each talon.
Among the vultures the turkey-buzzard group (Rhinogryphus or Cathartes), including the R.
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