Tag: vultures

  • Creature Feature: The Bearded Vulture

    Creature Feature: The Bearded Vulture

    Yes, I know, I’ve already written about vultures here. But I wanted to give a shoutout to my favourite bird of all time: the lammergeier, or bearded vulture!  This massive bird of prey with a 7-9ft wingspan lives in mountainous regions such as Africa, southern Europe and Tibet. Lammergeiers are Old World vultures, which means […]

  • Nature’s Clean-Up Crew: An Ode to Vultures

    Winged heralds of death and decay, they say, circling the skies in a halo of doom.  When it comes to judging a book by its cover, vultures have it the worst.  They’re nature’s clean-up crew, tidying up the messes that would otherwise fester and rot in the sun. Their stomachs kill diseases from prey that […]