Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

Hooded Vultures

Hooded Vultures

The Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) is a small-sized vulture species occurring in much of sub-Saharan Africa except for its southernmost tip and the tropical rain forests. Like their relatives, the birds are scavengers feeding mostly on carcasses, but also utilize human garbage dumps. They are unafraid of humans and enter their settlements and even large cities. I have photographed these vultures in the village of Dalaba which is situated within the really stunning landscape of the Fouta Djallon of central Guinea during a journey in March 2012.

Hooded Vultures on the market of Dalaba

Hooded Vultures on the market of Dalaba

Hooded Vulture

Hooded Vulture

vultures in the alleys of Dalaba

vultures in the alleys of Dalaba

 

 

 

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