Dinosaur of the week: Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian Vulture

Neophron percnopterus is an endangered species. Oman, where I saw this individual, seems to be the only place where the birds are not dropping in their numbers (yet).

The list of dangers is incredibly long and includes poisoning, antibiotics in lifestock, electrocution, collisions with wind turbines, reduced food availability and habitat loss.

For more info, head to http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22695180/0.

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J’apprends français 9/30

l'appartement

Il y a six ans, nous étions au Oman. Mon mari avait un oud. Maintenant, il a un oud nouveau. Il apprend toujours jouer l’instrument. J’aime la musique arabique et classique, donc j’écoute un concert tous les jours.

Dinosaur of the week: Lappet-faced Vulture

lappet-faced-vultureThis solitary Torgos tracheliotos was soaring high above Wadi Bani Khalid in Oman. Solitary for two reasons: firstly, this endangered species doesn’t live in big groups like other vultures. Secondly, and you may have guessed it, their numbers are in decline because of human intervention.