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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 16:59   #1
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Vulture, Oman

I would like to make it known that my wife forced me to post this. I think this bird is not IDable, but she hopes for a confirmation of here carefully crafted theory that this is a Lappet-faced Vulture.

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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 20:24   #2
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Structurally it looks right.
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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 20:28   #3
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If this helps, I don't see Gyps, Aegypius, Neophron or Necrosyrtes here :)
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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 21:03   #4
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looks good for Lappet-faced
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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 21:13   #5
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So you guys would tick this? I thought it's hopeless!
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If this helps, I don't see Gyps, Aegypius, Neophron or Necrosyrtes here :)
My idea was this too.
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So you guys would tick this? I thought it's hopeless!
If it seen in a scope and not just photographed, this view could have been good enough, at least for me
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Too much neck for Cinereous and not enough for any Griffon, and a huge brute of a bill with that distinct curved top edge in the top right pic... if it's not a Lappet it's doing a damn good impression of one!
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Yes it looks ID-able as a LFV. Was this in the northern Omani Owl Mts? We had LFV in the Al Ghubra Bowl.
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To me this looks neither Aegypius, nor Gyps ; and if your esure this head and bill shape are not an artefact (they dont look like one ) I 'd say LFV ...
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Old Saturday 25th January 2020, 17:45   #12
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It's LFV, and tick away!
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Old Saturday 25th January 2020, 18:05   #13
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Lappet-faced for sure.
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Yes it looks ID-able as a LFV. Was this in the northern Omani Owl Mts? We had LFV in the Al Ghubra Bowl.
This is a bit more to the east, near the NE corner of Wadi Sireen reserve (not far from the main road between Muscat and Quriyat.
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