Sunday, 14 April 2013

Lammergeier mania!

During my recent visit to northern India I had the privilege to witness one of my favourite birds, the awesome Lammergeier mobbing a Himalayan Griffon Vulture. As you can see by the following photos, the Lammergeier really had a right old go at the griffon and it was awesome to be able to watch this at reasonably close range.

First of all the Lammergeier came quite low over our heads before heading out across the valley below us.

Then it suddenly swooped up and began chasing one of the griffons for no apparent reason.

And the Lammergeier actually locked talons with the griffon for a few seconds...

Before the griffon went into a steep dive and flew away. Amazing!

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