THE VULTURES OF AFRICA by MUNDY, PETER; JOHN LEDGER; STEVEN PIPER
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The Old World vultures comprise 15 species in Africa, Asia and Europe, of which 11 occur or occurred in Africa. They are to be seen as scavenging eagles, clearly related to other eagles in the family though having their own set of adaptations.However, the vultures are not all closely related to each other, but indicate three different lines of evolution (polyphyletic). Vultures are among the largest flying birds to be found today, with wingspans up to three meters and weights up to 11 kg. They are famous for their ability to ride high above ground level in thermals,perhaps on occasion up to 10,000 m a.s.l. and they may even take advantage of jet streams.
Eurasian griffons and Egyptian vultures migrate into (and out of) Africa at three main points: Gibraltar, Suez/Red Sea, and Bab-al-Mandab. They then seem to disperse widely over the savannas and mountains south of the Sahara, and to date have been lost to us. This is one of the big unknowns of African vulture study
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Title: THE VULTURES OF AFRICA
Author: MUNDY, PETER; JOHN LEDGER; STEVEN PIPER
Illustrator: Butchart, duncan
Format/binding: White Boards
Book condition: Used – Very Fine in Plastic
Jacket condition: Very Fine
Quantity available: 1
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher: Acorn Books/ Russel Friedman ; Vulture Study Group.
Date published: 1992
Keywords: Ornithology, Vultures, GVery Fine in Plasticriffins, Condors, Gyps, Pseudogyps, Aegyptius
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