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Throwback Thursday: a vulture tit?

While photographing birds recently, I met this little guy. Is it a skinhead or a punk? It also reminded me of a vulture. Did I find a new species, a vulture tit?

I guess, this little poor guy is quite young and the black feathers are about to come soon. Nevertheless, I find it quite curious. 🙂

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Throwback Thursday: bitch fight

You might have noticed this image in my top of 2018 collection last week. I really recommend clicking in the image to resize it.

In November 2018 I was observing these to buzzards. One of them came and sat down on the branch, facing me in my hide. A few minutes later, the second buzzard cam from my back and attacked the first arrival. After a short fight, the first arrival fled and landed in only a short distance behind the branch and stayed. Both buzzards stayed in that positions for several minutes (10-15): the second buzzard on the branch and the first buzzard on the left behind the branch.

Probably, on of you is able to explain that situation to me. I assume, the second one is one of the parents of the first one and still trying to get rid of the kid. Or is it a couple? I can’t decide them. I even can’t decide, which of them is male and which a female. Buzzard look so similar. The only fact is, males are about 1/3 smaller than the females.

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