Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

Hooded Vultures

Hooded Vultures

The Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) is a small-sized vulture species occurring in much of sub-Saharan Africa except for its southernmost tip and the tropical rain forests. Like their relatives, the birds are scavengers feeding mostly on carcasses, but also utilize human garbage dumps. They are unafraid of humans and enter their settlements and even large cities. I have photographed these vultures in the village of Dalaba which is situated within the really stunning landscape of the Fouta Djallon of central Guinea during a journey in March 2012.

Hooded Vultures on the market of Dalaba

Hooded Vultures on the market of Dalaba

Hooded Vulture

Hooded Vulture

vultures in the alleys of Dalaba

vultures in the alleys of Dalaba

 

 

 

5 responses to “Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

      • Dear Mattis
        I was a portuguese air force pilot flying G-91 aircraft in Guinea-Bissau when I colided with a hooded vulture on the 1st of March 1970. Fortunately I survived the impact. Nowadays i´m trying to write my memories in a book called “The battle of Quitafine”.
        It´s a non profite edition and I would be delighted if you give me permission to include the first photo of this page in my book.
        Yours sincerely
        José Nico

  1. Dear Mattias
    Request permission to use this photo in a book called “The Battle of Quitafine”. I colided with my aircraft with one of these birs in Guine-Bissau, 1MARCH1970.
    It´s a memories non profite publication
    Thank yoy

    • Hello José! Sorry for my late reply, but I was traveling without internet access! You can use the photo – I also have maybe better photos of Hooded Vultures from a trip to the Serengeti in Tanzania. They are also on this blog. I would appreciate, if you mention my full name as the photographer of the photo and also maybe send me a copy of the book once it’s finished! I am sure it will be very interesting! If you give me your e-mail address, I can also send you a high-resolution copy of the photo for printing! All the best and good luck with your book!

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