Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Juveniles Birds

As I already commented in my previous post, it is time to see mainly juveniles of the different species of birds, yesterday after a route by the center of the “Las Merindades “, were possible to be observed quite a lot species.
The presence of juvenile birds, with its plumages different from the adult was remarkable, Great Tit (Parus major) , European Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) , Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) , House Martin (Delichon urbicum) ,Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Finches....
One of the most spectacular juveniles birds was the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), a totally black juvenile, very different from the adults, also the head differs in the color, yellow in the adult and bluish in the juvenile.
In a distance, a inexperienced observer, can to mistake by Black Vulture.

A juvenile birds of Goldfinch, Coot and Egiptian Vulture