lappet faced vulture on a nest in israel


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  • Location: Hai Bar Carmel Nature Reserve, Israel
  • Source: Charter Group Birdcams
  • Info: Live streaming lappet faced vulture webcam in Israel. The pair of lappet-faced vultures shown, are the last pair remaining, in Israel. The female vulture hatched in 1996. The young male vulture hatched in 2014 and was brought to the Hai Bar Carmel Nature Reserve after being found injured in 2015.

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More info: The pair of griffon vutures in Israel, laid an egg for the first time in 2022 but after the nestling hatched the parents did not feed it. The nestling was hand fed by the Hai Bar staff. After the nestling was old enough, an old vulture (adopted auntie, named Paula) was brought from the Safari Zoo and added within an enclosure with the nestling to teach the bird. The older vulture immediately accepted the nestling and they are living happily together. This is a huge success story.

The lappet-faced vulture is a critically endangered species and the pair shown on the webcam are thought to be the last known pair in Israel!
The camera was installed and is maintained by the Charter Group of Wildlife Ecology (The Shamir Research Institute and the Department of Geography and Environmental Science of the University of Haifa) and funded by a private donor.

The lappet faced vulture has mainly dark feathers, a heavy head and massive bill and is easily recognised by its bare pink head and large fleshy folds of skin on the sides of its neck.

It is mainly a scavenger, feeding predominantly on any large carcasses or their remains. It is also known to hunt, probably taking a variety of small reptiles, fish, birds, and mammals.

The lappet faced vulture may be found in open areas of Sub-Sahara Africa, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Oman. The bird mainly inhabits semi-arid or desert areas with only scattered trees and short grass.

Additional Information :
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