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Gyps fulvus

Observed: 1st May 2013 By: fransjemanfransjeman’s reputation in Birds
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Mark at Magdalen's picture

But why not add the fulvus?

But why not add the fulvus?

fransjeman's picture

I don't know enough about

I don't know enough about birds.

Ray Turner's picture

Griffon

Francois the only confusion species occurring in Spain is the Ruppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppelli, however this is very rare and is confined mostly to the Málaga, Cádiz area. The most northerly I am aware of is around Cazalla.

Of course locality does not rule out a species. Your bird is quite light whereas Ruppell’s is a much darker bird. Also slightly smaller but you would probably need to see them side by side to notice.

All this suggests your bird is a Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus, I would happily give this as the fuller identification if I was you.

Ray

Ray

fransjeman's picture

Thanks for all details I have

Thanks for all details

I have been told not to change the files once downloaded, so even if I agree with you I "can't" change it now

Ray Turner's picture

???

Not sure why you would have been told that. If you look here: www.ispot.org.uk/faq-editobservation iSpot even tells you how to do it.

The important phrase is “You can't edit any Identification that you may have given, so if that needs correcting you need to add a further Identification...”. By that they mean a Revised Identification.

What is the difference between me adding a revised ID and you doing it yourself? From iSpot’s perspective what is relevant is that a) an ID ends up correct as far as possible and b) there is an audit trail, for want of a better description, of how the best ID was developed.

Go ahead and revise it. Might as well, if you don’t someone else will and get the credit!

Ray

Ray