International Vulture Awareness Day
is today. I don’t have great images of Old World vullies to post and my vid footage from India 2002/2003 is back in Cape Town… but I did post a little story and some pics of those ultimate rare vullies, California Condors, and an image of the sad end of a Black Vulture at the end of this post last year.
It was actually quite amazing how, in northeast Texas, many armadillo roadkills were closely associated with Black Vulture roadkills — the armadillos would get squashed during the night, and the vullies would get whacked the next day while feeding on their remains. I guess Texans don’t really care about vultures — I heard accounts of people shooting them for sport en masse.
You can read more here from the other bloggers participating in this awareness day.