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Egyptian vulture

Egyptian vulture

While not the best looking bird on the boardwalk, buzzards and vultures perform vital functions. I think we oughta have a national "carrion eaters" day.

I think vultures are such interesting looking creatures.

Walk like an Egyptian

I've wanted to see the pyramids since I was a kid.

Museo Egizio - Torino

Museo Egizio - Torino

Red spikes of the endemic Socotran aloe (Aloe perryi) contain healing powers and can be found only on Socotra and Samha.

Caralluma Socotrana is a succulent distinctive by its unpleasant smell reminding excrements. It attracts flies which pollinate its lovely blossoms.

socotra animals | New reptile discovered in Socotra, South Arabia.

Trachylepis cristinae, a newly described skink that is only found on Abd Al Kuri Island

Chamaeleo monachus is one of 21 reptiles endemic to Socotra.

Chamaeleo monachus is one of 21 reptiles endemic to Socotra.

SOCOTRA GOLDEN-WINGED GROSBEAK Rhynchostruthus socotranus  Yemen’s national bird and fairly easily found in the higher areas with trees, especially those with fruit. A visit to Wadi Denegen, the highlands at Skand or Wadi Ayhaft should easily locate it.

SOCOTRA GOLDEN-WINGED GROSBEAK Rhynchostruthus socotranus Yemen’s national bird and fairly easily found in the higher areas with trees, especially those with fruit. A visit to Wadi Denegen, the highlands at Skand or Wadi Ayhaft should easily locate it.

SOCOTRA BUNTING Emberiza socotrana  Globally threatened and the most difficult of the endemics to see. It is found in isolated spots in the highland areas especially on the slopes at Skand and the cliffs at Mahlih.

SOCOTRA BUNTING Emberiza socotrana Globally threatened and the most difficult of the endemics to see. It is found in isolated spots in the highland areas especially on the slopes at Skand and the cliffs at Mahlih.

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