Anybody know what kind of duck this is?
Below there is another bather. A much bigger one….
and the other one….
Giffon vulture (Gyps fulvus)
Both bathers photographed in the Tierpark Berlin.
It’s really nice when you can see animals doing what you expect them to do (duck –> swim, dive, bathe), or NOT expect them to do. Of a vulture I expect soaring (well, not in a zoo – too little space), sitting around, eating meat. Bathing? Not high on my list. Obviously, vultures need to clean their plumage, too, but actually watching a prolonged bath is not something you get to do every day.