A Lappet-faced vulture devours a kill

It was either a hyena or a vulture. The two most loathsome creatures on the earth, always squabbling greedily over the remains of dead animals and with looks to suit their grim undertakers role in the food chain. The Lappet-faced vulture with its disgusting head, developed I guess for the delving into innards and such like without spoiling its feathers seemed the ideal choice. However since watching videos, studying pictures of the bird and painting this, I have completely changed my view and now see it as a magnificent bird. Who couldn’t like a creature who so saucily disports itself – see the photo. Dirty old man or dandy?

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