Knowing that I’d be very busy I still promised there would be a Thursday Theropod this week. As it turns out, thanks to the very reliable (as if!) S-Bahn and many other factors, I am even busier than expected. But hey, I promised. So here goes.
King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) in a New World vulture-typical pose. This animal had bathed earlier, and was now busy trying to get dry again. It kept ruffling the feathers on the belly and wings with its beak, nicely showing off the huge range of motion and length of the neck.
The two Berlin zoos house an impressive number of vulture species between them, enough for a proper post of its own one day. Until then, let me point you to that one place that obviously had to cover them with nice photos and some very interesting literature references!