oa Madoqua - Notes on the behaviour of Lappet-faced vultures and Cape vultures in the Namib desert of South West Africa
|Article Title||Notes on the behaviour of Lappet-faced vultures and Cape vultures in the Namib desert of South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 ZoologIsches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany|
|Publication Date||Jan 1973|
|Pages||43 - 62|
|Keyword(s)||Agonistic behaviour, Communal area, Gana, Herbivores, Hotsas waterholes, Intraspecific social system, Maintenance activities, Monogamous bonds, Population increase, Social status, Vultures' solitary states and Wingspread|
Though vultures may be practical and not very nice, they are a group of of South West Africa fascinating birds that have stirred the mind of man since ancient times. In spite of all the popular and scientific interest in birds, information on the natural history of vultures is still so scant that even modest chance observations in the field can yield new facts. Vultures include some of the largest of flying birds. By their keen senses they are able to locate carrion from afar and swiftly.
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