The sunset drive from Lower Sabie left at 4:30 or so.
This Tawny Eagle was one of the first birds we saw.
We drove past a lion kill, where there were a ton of vultures hanging around. Most were white-backeds, but there were a few Hoodeds as well, which were a new one for me.
In my opinion they are the creepiest of the vulture species, with their thin, sharp beaks.
The lions were off somewhere else, though.
Se alimenta de cangrejos, ranas, serpientes, peces, insectos y roedores.
Black Vultures hangin' out
The Accipitriformes is an order that has been proposed to include most of the diurnal birds of prey: hawks, eagles, vultures, and many others, about 225 species in all. For a long time, the majority view has been to include them with the falcons in the Falconiformes, but some authorities have recognized a separate Accipitriformes. A recent DNA study has indicated that falcons are not closely related to the Accipitriformes, being instead related to parrots and...