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Uploaded: 06/26/06 1:57 AM GMT
Sheesh 2
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...KING VULTURE The most noticeable difference between king vultures and other vultures is that they are largely covered with white plumage. Their wings are mostly white with black tips. The ruff, flight and tail feathers are gray to black; the black areas have an almost opalescent sheen. Their wingspan is between 180 to 198 cm (71 to 78 inches), and from head to tail they are about 71 to 81 cm (28 to 32 inches). An adult can weigh from 3 kg (6.6lbs) up to more than 4.5 kg (9.9lbs). Their bare head, neck, beak and muttle are red, orange and yellow, with very striking eyes that are straw, white or silver in color. Their beaks have a hooked tip and cutting edges, which are very strong. Their feet are gray. These birds are very striking, especially since most other vultures are all black. There are no differences between the males and females of this species. When they are young, king vultures are covered with white downy feathers. Source: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu

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::laurengary
06/26/06 3:25 AM GMT
I can't decide if he's so ugly he's cute, or so cute he's ugly ! Either way, he's something else !
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::PatAndre
06/26/06 3:34 AM GMT
Wow. I saw Sheesh 1 but this is the best. I don't understand the title, however. What a great capture of a beautiful bird. I will keep this one. WHAT...IS...IT? I have never seen anything like this. Great color and clarity. The detail in the feathers is awesome. And if I had eyes like that....no, maybe not! This is super. great work.
Pat
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.krt
06/26/06 11:25 AM GMT
I assume this is a vulture of some kind? To me, the expression of this bird speaks of being stunned by our audacity in photographing him! Great portraiture and very amusing; good work.
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.weed_hopper
06/26/06 12:49 AM GMT
A face only a mother could love......lol This is a very good capture. Well done!!
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.mesmerized
06/26/06 3:48 PM GMT
What odd features, especially those eyes, lol...but once again great clarity and detail...excellent capture, Rob.
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::phasmid
06/26/06 9:09 PM GMT
Better capture than the first, but it's hard to believe this bird is real... :) Are you sure he's not a nightmare?
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.Beatles_fan527
07/08/06 6:25 PM GMT
Wow.. very unique image.. look at those eyes = )
Great job!
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