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As eagle-beaked, crook-taloned vultures from the mountains swoop down on the smaller birds that cower in flocks upon the ground, and kill them, for they cannot either fight or fly, and lookers on enjoy the sport--even so did Ulysses and his men fall upon the suitors and smite them on every side.
His wife will tear her cheeks for grief and his children will be fatherless: there will he rot, reddening the earth with his blood, and vultures, not women, will gather round him.
He fell heavily to the ground and Ulysses vaunted over him saying, "O Socus, son of Hippasus tamer of horses, death has been too quick for you and you have not escaped him: poor wretch, not even in death shall your father and mother close your eyes, but the ravening vultures shall enshroud you with the flapping of their dark wings and devour you.
GENEVA, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- Six of Africa's 11 vulture species, the continent's largest and most recognisable birds of prey, are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to a study released by the International Union for Conservation (IUCN) on Saturday.
But American black vulture Victor's charms have proved too much for Vanessa - and now she's left Barry for him
Vulture ecology and habits are affected by changes in the environment from pollution and the spread of urban areas to beneficial human activities such as urban waste and road kills.
PESHAWAR -- The vulture population in Pakistan has steeply declined over the last 20 years or so, and there is a need for accelerated efforts to save these large, magnificent birds, from the many insidious threats they have been facing.
The scavengers' critical role in nature is why the raptor center has decided to celebrate them on, what else, International Vulture Awareness Day.
For the first time in many years, there is some ground for optimism as the population of the Egyptian vulture in Bulgaria has slightly increased, private bTV stations reports.
Although uncommon, the Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus) was also observed at Cristiano Rocha TPP in a forested area.
Explaining the local history of the Egyptian vulture - Neophron percnopterus - Maia Sarrouf Willson, research and conservation manager at ESO, "In the Arabian peninsula, this species is thought to have declined by 90 per cent over the last 50 years, and in 2008 it was categorised as endangered on the IUCN Red List.
Maia Sarrouf Willson, ESO research and conservation manager, explained the local history of the Egyptian vulture, or Neophron percnopterus: "In the Arabian peninsula this species is thought to have declined by 90 per cent over the last 50 years, and in 2008 it was categorised as endangered on the IUCN Red List.