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Black-chested Buzzard-Eagles have nests made of sticks and these almost always located on isolated and inaccessible rock and canyon ledges.

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The White-tailed Eagle became extinct in Britain in 1918 directly as a result of persecution and illegal killing. However, it was reintroduced in 1975 with the young birds released on the Island of Rum in the Inner Hebrides.

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Every White-headed Vulture has a different pattern on its outer wings, in a similar way to humans all having different fingerprints.

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When threatened, vultures sometimes vomit. This is used to deter attackers and to lighten their body weight for an easier getaway.

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In order to cool and disinfect themselves, New World vultures urinate over their legs. This is called urohydrosis.

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The acid in a vulture’s stomach is more acidic than acid rain. This allows vultures to ingest bacteria and even some diseases. Their ability to eat rotting carcasses makes vultures ecologically vital.

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Vultures feed their chicks by eating and then regurgitating food from their crop to their chicks.

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Vultures can locate a dead animal from far away. They use their excellent eyesight to watch other vultures that are looking for dead carcasses too, creating an efficient foraging network across huge areas.

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New World vultures have no voice box (syrinx). The only sounds they can make are hisses and grunts.

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Vultures vary greatly in size. The largest, the Andean Condor, have a wingspan of more than 3 metres. The smallest vulture, the Egyptian Vulture, have a wingspan of just over half of this.

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