Egyptian Vulture (Photograph Courtesy of Linda Schueller Copyright 2000)

Egyptian Vulture (Photograph Courtesy of Linda Schueller Copyright 2000)

The Egyptian Vulture is famed for its ability to open ostrich eggs using stones as missiles. Birds pick up stones in their bills and throw them forcefully towards the ground. Normally they miss, but this bird is nothing if not persistent. It is the only bird confirmed to possess this ability and much debate exists over whether the techniques is learned or ingrained.

Photograph:

Linda Schueller -- (Copyright 2000)

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