V is for Vulture #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo Credit. – Vulture getting ready to strike a dying prey, Kenya

26 April 2017 – V is for Vulture

Vulture is a large, carnivorous bird that is well known for its scavenging nature
There are thought to be nearly thirty different species of vultures worldwide
Vultures, found in Asia, Europe, and Africa, thought to be closely related to eagles and hawks
A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of normal feathers.

There are thought to be nearly thirty different species of vultures worldwide
The new world vultures tend to be slightly smaller than the old world vultures
A particular characteristic of many vultures is a bald head, devoid of normal feathers.
Vultures have been observed to hunch their bodies and tuck in their heads in the cold

The new world vultures tend to be slightly smaller than the old world vultures
Now it is believed that the bare skin may play an important role in thermoregulation
Vultures have been observed to hunch their bodies and tuck in their heads in the cold
The vultures have now been seen to open their wings and stretch their necks in the heat.

Now it is believed that the bare skin may play an important role in thermoregulation
All vultures scavenge for their food whenever possible rather than killing it themselves
The vultures have now been seen to open their wings and stretch their necks in the heat.
A group of vultures is called a wake, committee, kettle, venue, or volt.

All vultures scavenge for their food whenever possible rather than killing it themselves
Vultures generally fairly solitary animals, but groups are often seen circling prey from the sky
A group of vultures is called a wake, committee, kettle, venue, or volt.
Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.

Vultures generally fairly solitary animals, but groups are often seen circling prey from the sky
The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee refers to vultures resting in trees.
Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.
The Ruppell vulture is considered to be monogamous, forming lifelong breeding pairs.

The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee refers to vultures resting in trees.
After courtship, the pair will work together to build a nest using sticks, grass, and leaves
The Ruppell vulture is considered to be monogamous, forming lifelong breeding pairs.
Both parents share in incubation of their egg over a period of 55 days.

After courtship, the pair will work together to build a nest using sticks, grass, and leaves
Once the chick hatches, both parents will feed and tend to it for about 150 days when it fledges
Both parents share in incubation of their egg over a period of 55 days.
Young remain dependent on their parents after fledging until the next breeding season.

Once the chick hatches, both parents will feed and tend to it for about 150 days when it fledges
Vultures, found in Asia, Europe, and Africa, thought to be closely related to eagles and hawks
Young remain dependent on their parents after fledging, until the next breeding season.
Vulture is a large, carnivorous bird that is well known for its scavenging nature.

What thermoregulation means? – It is the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different.

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