The Lappet Face Vulture
Photographs and words by Crowpix Media
I saw a Lappet Faced Vulture sitting in a tree while Wild Dogs had caught an animal in the nearby vicinity. 
Lappet Faced Vultures are scavengers and wait for their opportunity to pick at the carcass of the hunted animal once the predator has made a kill. The Lappet Faced Vulture is a critically endangered species.
The Vulture made its way to the ground in anticipation of joining the eating frenzy but kept its distance as the Wild Dogs fed fiercely on the dead animal.
Wild Dogs are fierce predators who hunt in large packs led by the Alpha male. Wild Dog packs ensure that all the dogs in the group get food at a kill. If necessary, the Alpha male will regurgitate food to ensure that the weakest in the pack has eaten.
The Lappet Faced Vulture took to the skies after the feeding frenzy.
With a wingspan of up to 3 meters, the large Lappet Faced Vulture is an Old World bird.
The Lappet Faced Vulture is spread widely across Africa and lives mainly in the dry savannah, desert plains, and mountain slopes.
The Lappet Faced Vulture joined a large gathering of Vulture in the sky as they circled the area looking for the next carcass to scavenge.
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